Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

Cajeta:  Sweetened, caramelized goat’s milk


In our home, we love all things caramel-related.  Caramel ice cream, caramel in our coffee, SALTED CARAMEL.


So I’m sure you can imagine, when I set out to find new things to do with our fresh goat’s milk, I was slightly stoked to learn of cajeta.  Ok, ok.  There was nothing slight about it.  Freaking thrilled is more like it.


My mind instantly started to wander into caramel-land as I imagined all of the things I would put on it.

Or simply the spoon I would eat it off of…


Goat Milk Cajeta


2 1/2 quarts fresh goat’s milk

2 1/2 cups sugar (I use this kind)

1 1/2 tablespoons cornstartch

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Generous pinch sea salt


Start by combining the cornstarch and baking soda with a small amount of the milk in a large saucepan/pot.  Whisk to break up any lumps.  Stir in remaining milk, sugar, and cinnamon.  Swirl away, baby…


Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.  Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil/heavy simmer.

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

This is where patience comes in.

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

You will need to cook the mixture down until it reduces into a pretty caramel color…

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

This took about 50 minutes or so to reach this color.  One word of caution: KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON IT!  I have turned my back for just a moment and ended up with scorched cajeta.  Not quite as appetizing…

Once the cajeta is cooked to your desired color, carefully pour into the vessel of your choice.   Which would be mason jars.  No surprise there!

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

Aside from the obvious ingestion via spoon, how else can you enjoy your homemade cajeta?

  • warmed, over ice cream
  • drizzled over warm apple pie
  • stirred into coffee (my favorite right now)
  • anywhere you would use a caramel-type sauce!

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

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11 thoughts on “Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta

  1. This sounds soooo.. good!! Do you store it in the fridge? How long of a “shelf” life does it have? Thank you for sharing!

  2. Mmmm I love cajeta! My wife hates goat anything, so I’d have to make it with cow’s milk. I wonder if coconut milk would work? Hmmm.

    1. Mmmm… I don’t know if coconut milk will cook down and caramelize, but if it did, that would be amazing! You can definitely use cow milk.

  3. I have never heard of this. But I am beyond excited to make it. I found this blog post from looking for a lard rendering recipe. I live in Germany, and I can only find lactose free creamer off post that is really expensive and not a big amount for the €€. and Only gross American creamer at the commissary. As much as I love my coffee I love my creamer and its the one bad thing I cant give up. Recently visiting home I found the So Delicious brand of coconut milk creamers. They still have bad ingredients in them. So I figured that ordering them from Amazon and it being so expensive for shipping, I would just deal with my crappy creamer. I can get good goat milk off post, and my tummy handles is great. But to make this out of it looks UHMAZING. Thanks so much for posting this. Words cant express how excited I am to make it haha. *Nerd alert* Now one more reason I want a goat when I get back to the states.

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