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Goat’s Milk Formula – Recipe and Tutorial

This goat’s milk formula recipe is a follow-up to Angela’s story – if you missed why she and her husband chose goat’s milk formula for their twin boys, click here!

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When I make formula, I buy 8 gallons of goat’s milk at a time.  This makes me 16 gallons of formula!!  I quadrupled the recipe shown below and rewrote it so it’s for 1 gallon of milk and 1 gallon of water, instead of 4 cups each.  This makes it easier as I get my milk in gallons.  So here’s how I prep on my formula making days…

I put the dry ingredients (nutritional yeast and powdered vitamin C) in 8 little glass cups for the 8 batches I’ll be making.       Goat's Milk Formula - Recipe and Tutorial #formula #twins #breastfeeding

I use 8 mugs or glasses for all the wet ingredients. I start by putting coconut oil in each (I figured this step out the hard way after making formula several times).  The coconut oil stays very clumpy if you don’t melt it down first.

Goat's Milk Formula - Recipe and Tutorial #formula #twins #breastfeedingI add a little warm/hot water to each cup to melt the coconut oil.

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Once the coconut oil is melted, I add the remaining wet ingredients to my 8 glasses (remember, I’m doing this because I make 8 batches from 8 gallons of milk).  Another little trick that I discovered is that if I use a tablespoon and put the oils in first, then use that same tablespoon for the molasses, the molasses slides right out of the spoon, instead of sticking to it… Just a little tip. 🙂

Note: I leave out the Vitamin D and probiotics as I give those to my boys daily.Goat's Milk Formula - Recipe and Tutorial #formula #twins #breastfeeding

I start by dumping in the liquid whey, a little bit of milk, and the wet ingredients.  Use a spatula to mix as the molasses often settles at the bottom of the stock pot.  I then add the dry ingredients as well.

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Mix with immersion blender.

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Once the wet and dry ingredients are mixed well, I dump the remainder of the gallon of milk and one gallon of water.  Mix with immersion blender.  

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Get your ½ gallon glass jars ready!  Start pouring:)  Do not completely fill the jars if you’re going to freeze them.  Leave some space for it to expand. 

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A small funnel is helpful if you need to store some milk in plastic milk jugs. 

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I have found a solution to storing my 32 half gallon glass jars.  I purchased two large Rubbermaid bins.  Every time I empty and clean a glass jar, it goes in the bin and the lids go in a plastic Ziploc bag.  The two Rubbermaid bins fit on the floor of my pantry.   All my jars stay clean and are ready for the next formula making day!   

Goat's Milk Formula - Recipe and Tutorial #formula #twins #breastfeedingAnd that’s it! 

Homemade formula is quite an easy process once you work out the kinks as I did!  If you have any questions, just comment below! 

We received this recipe from our chiropractor: it comes from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.

Goat’s Milk Formula Recipe

  • 4 cups raw goat milk
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • ½ cup liquid whey from goat yogurt or kefir (I order mine from Beyond Organics.)
  • 1-2 tsp organic blackstrap molasses (Start with less, add more if needed depending on baby’s stools. This provides B-vitamins, iron, trace minerals, and helps relieve constipation.)
  • 4 tsp organic maple syrup – grade A or B (adds carbs, necessary for brain growth)
  • ½ tsp of bifodobacterium infantic (powerful probiotic for digestion and immunity)
  • 1 tsp high-vitamin cod liver oil or fish oil
  • Vitamin D drops
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp organic coconut oil (very important as it contains lauric acid which is a medium-chain fatty acid, important antiviral, antifungal that’s found in breast milk)
  • 4 tsp nutritional yeast (contains B vitamins, folate)
  • ½-1 teaspoon liquid or powdered vitamin C

Combine in large pitcher and blend with immersion blender, or blend in blender and store in glass pitcher in refrigerator. You may also freeze the remaining formula for future use in glass jars.

This recipe can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled (or more!) to yield the desired amounts.

Got any questions about making this goat’s milk formula recipe?


  1. Love finding this recipe to share with readers that have questions on making their own formula!

  2. Won’t the coconut oil get hard and it wouldn’t be a liquid formula anymore?

  3. Hi! I love this recipe. However, is there an alternative to the coconut oil? I believe my son is allergic to coconut. My husband is allergic. I feed some breast milk but couldn’t produce much so I supplement now with formula. But I went two days drinking coconut water top increase milk production and he woke up from naps crying and with a red dotted face assuming it’s an allergic reaction.

    • Hi Andrea! Great question! Coconut allergies are pretty rare so if it were me, I’d probably double check that the oil is unrefined, organic and cold pressed. And I would be curious if the coconut water is just coconut water – is it possible that he’s reacting to something else in your diet? These recipes rely heavily on the super food coconut oil is so there will be several components to try to replace when swapping out the CO. I would check out the WAPF website for alternatives – are you familiar with it?

  4. I am wondering if you can substitute the whey I think my baby may be allergic to it. Or possibly the lactose. I bought a lactose and whey mixture. She has facial eczema from when she was on soy formula. The goats milk has fixed her tummy problems but not the excema. Help!

    • Amber, those are great questions! I would definitely not use a whey-less product as those are denatured and don’t provide the same benefits at all as whey. Eczema can be difficult to eliminate quickly because it’s often related to gut issues (which the soy formula seems to have brought on for her). I would make sure she’s off all gluten and pasteurized dairy and add in high amounts of probiotics and a good fermented cod liver oil (depending on her age). I hope that helps, mama! <3

  5. I can not find the liquid whey from goat yogurt. can you help me to make sure I am getting the correct thing?

  6. Can you share a bit of how this impacted the babies? Noticeable weight loss/gain? Any changes? My goats will give birth in 5 months and I’m holding onto breastfeeding until then. My daughter will be 8 months

    • Hi Sadie! I can attest to the author’s success (as well as many others who have used this, or a variation of this, formula). You can check out more information on the Weston A. Price Foundation’s site about the benefits of a goat’s milk formula and how closely the nutrients mimic breast milk. God bless!

  7. Morgan Hughes says

    how long would I be able to freeze this? Infants can use it too right? My daughter will be born in July and I cant breastfeed due to issues we are having, so im trying to find the next best thing

    • Hi Morgan! I believe you can freeze this, though you may have to reblend once thawed to mix it up well. My friend wrote this post for me. This is based on a WAPF recipe made for infants. Some are not comfortable with giving to infants and while I’m not a doctor it’s exactly what I would use for my baby should I not be able to breastfeed them or provide donor breast milk. I hope this helps! And congratulations on your daughter arriving very soon! 🙂

  8. What if i want to use goat milk powder? How much do i use and how much water?

  9. how long can it be stored in the freezer or fridge?

  10. How important is the whey?

  11. Logan Lundgren says

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I have been scolded by WIC dietitian about not knowing how much would be in each bottle like how many calories would be in an 8 oz bottle and then she said I might want to add liver to the recipe on top of the nutritional yeast? I dont want to over dose him on vitamins and minerals but I also do not want to under do them either, and i was hoping you might be able to shed a little more light on what he might be getting…

  12. Logan Lundgren says

    When I make this recipe it gets almost clumpy? And the milk mixture after it’s done sticks to the glass and forms a ‘ring’ around the inside and not easy trying to get it to all mix together again after pulling it out of my fridge, do you possibly have any suggestions? Or maybe know why this happens and if its actually supposed to be that way? Also, I talked with a WIC dietitian. Who told me that if I’m going to choose to do this. Then I need to add chicken, beef, or lamb liver and start feeding my little man eggs? Cause of the vitiam A in the liver? And something that starts with a “C” I can’t remember what it is called….
    What is your recommendation?

    Thank you!


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