Learn the simple steps on how to separate cream from raw milk. You will get to enjoy fresh cream in your coffee, homemade butter, ice-cream and more.
We have been getting farm fresh milk from a local farmer for quite some time. One of the greatest benefits of getting fresh milk is the amount of cream I skim off the top.
How to Separate Cream from Raw Milk in a Jar
Being a beginner homesteader one of my future goals is to have my own family milk cow. We have been doing quite a bit of research as to what breed of a cow we will eventually add to our homestead. But, we aren’t quite to that point in our lives to invest in one. Currently, I am very thankful that we have several local farmers who are willing to share their dairy products with us.
I had been purchasing organic cream from the grocery store. However, we use quite a bit of cream in our home, and it was getting rather costly. I can purchase a gallon of milk and use the cream off the top for a much lower price than getting both from the local store.
What is Raw Milk with Cream
Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. When milk is pasteurized it undergoes a process of heating the milk to a high enough temperature so it kills enzymes that are healthy. Milk is then homogenized which is a process of breaking down the fat molecules so they stay together and don’t separate as cream and it gives the milk a smooth, even consistency.
Raw milk is milk which comes from pastured cows and has not undergone any kind of processing. It contains all of the fats. There is some controversy surrounding raw milk and it is even illegal in some areas. However, I personally can’t drink store bought milk without it making me sick, but I can consume raw farm fresh milk.
Interested in finding your own source of raw milk? You can look here for a location near you.