Goat Milk Caramels
Looking for a salty-sweet treat, try goat milk caramels. Here at Packgoats.com, we know so many homesteaders and farmers may have an abundance of milk, sometimes more than what is needed. So why not put that goat milk to proper use and make delicious treats or homemade products for the home and body. As a result, we discovered this one-of-a-kind recipe found at Culturecheesemag and thought of sharing it with the goat world. Be sure to subscribe to our blog for new recipes and for helpful resources on everything goat.
What are the Benefits to Goat Milk
Goat milk has become known as a superfood because it is naturally homogenized and is a source of so many essential nutrients and minerals the body needs to function. Therefore, goat milk has a high source of protein, fat, phosphorus, iodine, vitamin A and calcium. Goats’ milk typically contains less lactose than cows’ milk which explains why lactose-intolerant people can drink goats’ milk instead of cow’s milk. Goat milk is also rich in oligosaccharides which are important to our brain and nervous system development. For example, they help protect our intestinal flora against pathogens. For more helpful information on the benefits of goat milk check out this article when I learned the value of goat milk.
Supplies for Goat Milk Caramels
- Baking dish (8-inches-by-8-inches)
- Stainless steel pot
- Candy thermometer
- Oven mitts
- Measuring cups
- Wax paper
Ingredients for Goat Milk Caramels
- ½ cup butter, cut into pieces, plus extra for buttering dish
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 1¼ cups goat’s milk
- 1¼ cups heavy cream
- 1¼ tablespoons vanilla extract or pure vanilla
- Sea salt to finish
Makes 60 – 80 wrapped caramels
Cooking Note: Be sure to wear appropriate clothing for handling boiling sugar: long sleeves, pants, and oven mitts.
In a pot set over high heat, combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, honey, goat’s milk, and heavy cream.
Butter up the dish
Stir the mixture constantly while keeping the candy thermometer partly submerged. When the temperature reaches 248°F, remove the pot from heat. Add vanilla and stir.
Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle salt over caramel. Let cool 30 minutes, and then transfer, uncovered, to the refrigerator. Chill several hours, until firm.
Scoop a half-teaspoon of caramel into your palm, and roll it into a ball. Place on wax paper. Repeat with remaining caramel, leaving about two inches between candies.
Using scissors, cut lengthwise and crosswise between caramels, so each candy is on its own square of wax paper. Then, roll caramels into ovals inside the wax paper squares, and twist sides closed. Refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Once wrapped in wax paper, caramels resemble old-fashioned saltwater taffy. Certainly, you want to bring happiness to your friends and neighbors. You may not be giving them a goat but put the caramels in a small tin bucket or decorative box and deliver your tasty treat. Most importantly, give the gift of goat milk!
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