I have one goat in milk.  Daisy is producing more than double what Rosie did last year.  Currently I have 8 gallons of goat milk frozen.  This takes up a lot of space in my freezer. So what’s a gal to do but….make goat milk ice cream!

We used to make home-made ice cream once or twice each summer.  This year we’ve made three batches in the past month.  First was chocolate-cinnamon-coffee ice cream for my son’s birthday. Next was strawberry ice cream because strawberries were in season. Most recently we made peach ice cream, because peaches are coming into season.  See, any occasion will do when you need to make space in the freezer.

cuisinarticecreamWe use this Cuisinart countertop ice cream freezer now.  Our prior electric ice cream maker was noisy, required lots of ice and rock salt, and had to used outside.  This little gem sits on the counter and churns out delicious ice cream in about 20 minutes.

We have been making ice cream for many years (our original freezer was a gift from my in-laws prior to 1996) so we have our favorite recipes.  The chocolate-cinnamon-coffee is one of those.  However we’re now making ice cream with goat milk. The original recipe book was for cow milk and half & half and other ingredients I don’t have access to. So I pulled out my Goats Produce Too! by Mary Jane Toth and looked at the recipes for goat milk ice cream.  The original recipe starts with a custard base ~ involves cooking the sugar & milk mixture, slowly adding eggs, cooking some more. The recipe in Goats Produce Too! combines all ingredients in a blender. No eggs, no cooking. So I combined the two recipes and cooked the milk, sugar & eggs.  Another change was to use goat yogurt (also home-made) in place of goat cream.  Goat milk is naturally homoginzed so to separate out the cream takes a piece of equipment I don’t have.  IMG_0015

Chocolate-Cinnamon-Coffee Goat Milk Ice Cream

  • 2 cups goat milk
  • 1 + 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 TBSP gluten free flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 duck eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups goat yogurt

IMG_0014In double boiler combine flour, sugar, salt. Stir in 2 cups goat milk. Cook over moderate heat until thickened. Add baking cocoa. Cook 2 minutes more. Stir small amount of hot mixture into eggs. Return this mixture to the double boiler. Cook one minute more. Add vanilla extract and yogurt.  Chill one hour. Freeze!

IMG_0017Unfortunately it disappeared so fast I didn’t get a picture of the finished product.IMG_0013

 

The strawberry and peach ice cream recipes were according to the directions in Goats Produce Too! The warm weather had us wanting something more refreshing, so we skipped the custard base.  Here are the recipes for them.

Strawberry Ice Cream

  • 2 cups goat milk
  • 2 cups goat yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries

Place all ingredients in the blender and whirl for 35 seconds. Chill mixture for one hour. Freeze.

Peach Ice Cream

  • 2 cups goat milk
  • 2 cups goat yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-8 peaches, chopped

Place all ingredients in blender and whirl for 35-60 seconds. Chill mixture for one hour. Freeze.

I modify recipes often, making adjustments to meet my dietary restrictions.  We’ve known for over 20 years I do not digest cow milk. (Read my story here) Several years ago we discovered I do tolerate goat milk products. Two years ago my family bought a farm so we could raise goats. Modifiying recipes has become second nature to me. I make no claim to being successful all the time. But most of my creations have been edible, all of them are nutritious!

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Enjoy this picture of the peach ice cream!IMG_0032