How do I get the cream out of whole goat milk? It does not seem to just seperate like cow…?

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Question by extramural: How do I get the cream out of whole goat milk? It does not seem to just seperate like cow…?
…milk does.
its not homogonized of course.

I want to have whipping cream from goats milk…

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3 Responses to How do I get the cream out of whole goat milk? It does not seem to just seperate like cow…?

  1. Try a cream separator. It uses centrifugal force to separate the cream from the milk. This can be purchased at some older hardware stores or online at websites like or Hope this helps.

    Michael Fietsam

    Michael F
    January 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  2. Goats milk IS homogenized, naturally. Homogenized milk simply means the fats in the milk are evenly distributed.

    Goats milk is naturally homogenized. Goats have extremely small fats in their milk, which evenly disperse through the milk.

    Cows have large fats in their milk, and their milk is artificially homogenized. Cows milk is forced at high speed through a very small screen, which breaks up the fats, into smaller particles. That is how cows milk is homogenized.

    To separate the cream from goats milk you have to use a cream separator. It’s the only way to do it.

    I don’t know what country you are in, but if you are in the U.S.A. keep an eye on your local Craigslist, and try to buy an antique one.

    I just purchased an antique cream separator, for $ 75. You can purchase a brand new one from Lehman’s for about $ 500-$ 800 depending on what you choose.

    Here’s a link:

    Hoegger Goat Supply also sells one, link:

    Permaculture homesteading/farming over 20 years
    Raising meat goats since 1999, currently over 100 goats in my herd, & three does for my families personal dairy use.

    January 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm

  3. But they DO separate in time. Since you don’t want to keep milk that long, you need to accelerate that separation. A cream separator operates on cintrifugal force, and therefore speeds up the cream separation process. I purchased an old time hand cranked cream separator, and used it with a LOT of patience. It would clog often, and have to be disassembled and cleaned, but it DID separate the cream.

    Cream separators are still being made, if you can’t locate an old original one:

    And goat cream, butter and cheese is GREAT!
    But the butter is white!

    Good luck!

    January 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

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