While Goat’s Milk is not a popular choice among consumers, Goat’s Milk is a good alternative for those who suffer intolerance from Cow’s Milk. Goat’s milk’s healing properties benefit consumers by rejuvenating cells and preventing inflammations. It is recommended to children with eczema. Those who suffer from gastric ulcers find that goat’s milk is lighter on the stomach than regular milk.
Goat’s Milk Caramel is a nourishing source of dietary calcium, including other vitamins and minerals.
Goat's Milk Caramel Trivia
- Goat’s milk is denser and more nutritious, containing high levels of calcium and phosphorus. It also has a higher fat content, has a stronger flavor and aroma, and is more digestible.
- It was said to be the food that cured and saved Mahatma Gandhi during his hunger strikes. Goat’s Milk was also the only food he agreed to eat.
Goat's Milk Caramel Buying Guide
Regular goat’s milk is available in many supermarkets. However, consumers must be aware that raw goat’s milk is more difficult to find than raw cow’s milk. Raw Goat’s milk is available in small farming production facilities or at the farmer’s market. When buying raw goat’s milk, don’t forget to ask if the producer has a retail milk permit. Meanwhile, Evaporated Goat’s Milk is a widely available canned product.
Goat's Milk Caramel Production & Farming in Texas
Texas has a concentrated goat population, accounting for nearly 80% with over 2,000,000 in population mainly located in Southwestern Texas.
Farmers and producers must obtain retail milk permits from the Department of Health before they can legally sell both raw goat milk and raw goat milk products. Animal feed license is also necessary to control agricultural consumption.
At present, only 14 Texas farms are licensed to sell raw goat’s milk to the public.
Preservatives and Chemicals
Preservatives and chemicals are usually added to goat’s milk and other goat’s milk products to avoid contamination and spoilage. Artificial sweeteners, sucrose, and glucose are used to enhance sweetness and viscosity while artificial food coloring is used to add richness to the caramel.
Goat’s milk caramel candies must be individually wrapped and stored in airtight containers to prevent contamination. Refrigerate these candies for long term storage.
Enjoying Goat's Milk Caramels
Goat’s milk caramel can be enjoyed on its own or can be used as toppings for cakes, cookies, bars, and other complimentary desserts.
Like all caramels, Goat’s Milk Caramel does not have to be refrigerated. However, those who want to refrigerate caramels are advised to add a layer of wax paper or foils over the caramel.
Only refrigerate Goat’s Milk caramels once it has cooled and stabilized. If the caramel hardened in the fridge, simply reheat it and it should be restored to its liquidity and glossy state.
GOAT’S MILK CARAMEL
Goat’s milk caramel has a mildly tangy flavor and is a great pie topping.
4 cups of sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup canned evaporated goat’s milk or whole fresh goat’s milk
In a saucepan, combine sugar with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat, swirling occasionally to dissolve sugar.
Once the sugar has dissolved, boil the mixture, swirling occasionally (do not stir), until it has a medium amber color and honeylike consistency (if mixture appears to be browning too fast, lower heat to medium).
Remove pan from heat and stir in butter and salt.
Slowly pour in goat’s milk (mixture will bubble furiously) and stir until smooth.
Let cool slightly, then spoon over ice cream or other desserts.