goat milk question...

Discussion in 'Goats' started by dale anne, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. dale anne

    dale anne Well-Known Member

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    howdy ya'll...can goats milk be frozen?...i know cows milk can be cause i done it but didnt know about the goats milk cause the fat content and makeup....now if I can freeze it for how long?...and can it still be used for soap making after defrosting?should i pasturize it first? or not....i know it's alot of questions but new to the goats milk thing...just started milking my one doe...ohh another question lol....ok i know i should pasturize my milk but what about homegenizing{sp?]...i tested my doe for both cae and mastsis neg on both. i really dont want to drink it raw..something I think I will have to work up to...and i can pasturize it on the stove top in a double boiler? i read this on the net but get a 2nd opionin anyways...thanks for the reply's...dale anne
     
  2. JR05

    JR05 Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can freeze goat milk. It is your chose to pasturize or not. Goat milk is naturally homogenized so don't worry. I use frozen milk in the soap I make instead of water so it works there too. You will find that goats milk is very versitile and can do anything that cow milk can.

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  3. MoBarger

    MoBarger Goat's Milk soap for sale

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    You can freeze milk and then use it later for soap! I highly recommend it :) When you use milk for soap you don't have to pasteurize but doing so for consumption is personal preference. You need only to use a stainless steel pan and heat it to 165 degrees for 10-15 minutes and you're done.
    Goat's milk is pretty much naturally homogonized.