NEEDVILLE, TX - It's morning again in America. Want some goat milk ice cream to start the day off on the right foot? You heard it right: a Houston-area farmer has created a goat milk Popsicle. It's fresh, it's local and it tastes good.
"All We Need" farm owner Stacey Roussel milks her goats daily. She says the key to producing high quality milk starts with the grass the goats eat.
"They're on pasture every day, soaking up the sun and the goodness of woods here in South Texas," Roussel explained. She's a committed farmer. Though that was not always the case. For years, Stacey worked as a CPA until one day she decided it was time to leave corporate America behind and embrace nature.
"They're magnificent animals," the former accountant expressed. "They really, really are." And they have been a source of inspiration too since Stacey has joined forces with Marcelo Kreindel, a Houston ice cream maker, to develop the world's first goat milk Popsicle… as far as we know.
"Our Popsicle have less calories because they're made with milk and not cream", she added.
They come in several flavors: chocolate, vanilla, honey, strawberry and cajeta. The milk goes through a very rigorous process of pasteurization right from the first squeeze.
"That way we make sure that there's no bacteria in it," said Kreindel. "After it's pasteurized we add the flavor to it."
As of now, you can find the pops at Eastside Farmers Market every Saturday; at several retail locations such as Dozier's in Fulshear, Home Sweet Farm in Brenham and Irmas in Nassau Bay. Also a number of restaurants are offering them, including Punk's, Salt Air and Beaver's.
"This really has been a dream come true," Roussel confessed.
In the meantime, off the goats go without even knowing that they're milking a revolution in the world of snacks.