thick stuff on the top of milk

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by billmac, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. billmac

    billmac Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    I had my first taste of goat's milk yesterday and it was great. One thing I noticed is that she skimmed off some thick white gloop from the top of the milk with a slotted spoon before pouring the milk out. She pasteurizes the milk. Any idea what the stuff is?

  2. billmac

    billmac Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    It was the consistency of pudding.
  3. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    We just call it the "Milk scum". All pasteurized milk gets that stuff. We just skim it off and throw it away. It'll plug up the nipples and tubes if you try and add it to a bottle or bucket.
  4. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Well I don't usually pasteurize my milk, but the fresh milk has cream on the top that is like pudding. I make it into butter.
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    unless you use a cream separator the cream will float to the top and it leaves a thick layer. I shake the milk before using it to mix it back in otherwise you get lumps in your coffee or on top of your cereal
  6. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ

    Oooh butter...

    *tiptoes off with runaround's cream jar*
  7. billmac

    billmac Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Wow. I didn't realize goat's cream was so thick. I'd better tell her to stop throwing it away.