Why Goat Milk?
"Why goat milk?" is the number one question we get at the shop. When I opened my store, there were plenty of soft serve shops in the city, but their focus was on zero calorie ice cream and yogurt. I wanted to create a product that was made with local milk, that was light and healthy, and that tasted delicious. I had studied holistic nutrition and lived in the Middle East, and so for me, goat milk was a no-brainer. In addition to being a naturally light and healthy milk, there are other benefits to goat milk.
Digestibility: Goat milk is the most similar milk to human milk, allowing us to digest and process its nutrients much more easily. No one feels heavy or bloated after having goat milk.
Lactose Friendly: Goat milk has lactose, but the molecule is smaller, allowing people who are lactose intolerant to be able to digest goat milk much more easily. Even if you are not lactose intolerant, you will feel like you did not eat anything at all.
Nutrients: Goat milk is rich in protein, calcium, and amino acids. Many cultures around the world celebrate the health benefits of drinking goat milk. It is even one of the factors attributed to the longevity of the people of Ikaria, Greece.
Healthy Fatty Acids: Goat milk has healthy antimicrobial fatty acids that provide a great source of energy for the body.
Fat: Goat milk's molecule is smaller than cow's milk, so when you consume it the fat is processed much more easily and used up as energy, rather than stored in the body.
Supporting Small Farms: The majority of goat farms are run by individual families that take care of their animals like they are their children. We are supporting sustainable, family farms by consuming goat milk.
Flavor: This is by far, the number one reason I decided to make goat milk frozen desserts. Goat milk has less fat than cow's milk, so you can enjoy the flavors of the ice cream and yogurts, rather than just tasting the cream on your tongue. It is hard to describe goat milk without using the word "earthy", but it is just that- the changing seasons and what the goats are feeding on at each time of year are reflected in the product in the most subtle of ways. Other adjectives we like to use: ambrosial, sweet, fresh, delightful, delicious . . . why don't you tell us what you think!