Thursday, June 6, 2013


My good friends Dona and Brad over at Northern Spy Farm taught me this. I wish I could take credit for it but it is entirely their invention. They call it the Caprinecino, a milky, frothy treat courtesy of your own dairy animals. Now, this recipe comes from Vermont's smallest licensed dairy, the home of a happy herd of Nubian goats. But it would work just as well with your Jersey cow, Nigerian dwarves, or Friesian sheep! So behold, the Farmer's Delight! The Caprinecino!

How to make a Caprinecino (from Dona's Facebook page)

1. Bring fresh water to a boil.
2. Brew tea (or coffee*) of your choice for two or three minutes.
3. Hold cup, mug or in this case glass under teat.
4. Squeeze fresh raw milk directly into your vessel. Put aside.
5. Continue to milk your doe.
6. When you've emptied your girl scoop the froth on top to the desired amount.
6. Enjoy.

Suggestion. Remember to wait for your last girl so you can sit in the paddock and visit with the girls.

photo by Dona McAdams