Strawberries and Whipped Cream

The only challenge about this is that to make whipped cream from goat’s milk cream, you need patience.  And I mean it.

I don’t have a separator and since goat’s milk is naturally homogenized, it gets only about 1/8 to 1/4 inch of cream at the top.  Not exactly enough to make a batch of whipped cream.

Herein lies the requirement for patience.

From each jar of milk that you have in your fridge, skim the speck of cream off the top.  Put it in a container and freeze it.  After about a week or two, you’ll have enough cream to whip into whipped cream!  Blend it on high and add sugar and vanilla to taste.  Eat it plain.  Put it on fruit.  Put it on pie.  Did I mention, Eat it plain?  Tell yourself that you milked it from your own goats, so the bazillion fat molecules it contains must be very good for you.

For sure, you can’t be craving whipped cream today and have it today.  You have to change your mindset.

i.e.  Skim cream every day.  Put in same container in freezer.  When you get a lot of frozen cream, decide if you want to make butter or whipped cream.  Thaw it.  Make it.  Let it be a surprise when you get there. 

This is a little different from the instant-gratification-go-to-the-supermarket-when-you-crave-it kind of recipe.

So, good luck waiting it out.  If you can make it, IT’S TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Eat it all in one sitting.  Definitely.

The only thing better will be when the strawberries are from my own garden.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
This entry was posted in Farm Life, Milking, Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Strawberries and Whipped Cream

  1. Lynn Shields says:

    I saved up my goat cream (just as you so humorously did) and have never done anything with it . . . until today. Am wanting to whip it for the pumpkin pies I’ll also be making! But, lo and behold, I read online that you canNOT freeze cream and then have ANY success with whipping it later. (Almost went into a blind panic over that!) Anyway, I put my glass bowl and beaters in the freezer and will attempt to make normal whipped-cream later. Just want to say “Merry Christmas” and thank you so much for the encouragement, Goat Cheese Lady : )

  2. marilan says:

    Or that I am not a patient person.

  3. marilan says:

    The strawberry plants arrived yesterday and I have not yet had Gary drill the needed holes in either of my counters or out in the canning kitchen to mount the separator. Wow you freeze it? I could do lots and freeze it? Hmmm! You could tooooo…..I am getting 2 gallons a day from Firefly, Jewel and a dab from Oreo to keep her soft. Jewels is really creamy too. Did I mention I have a separator 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s