My brother just asked me an interesting question to which I did not know the answer. A perfect PaleoHacks opp!
He is in Seattle and doesn't really have access to raw milk. So he got the next best thing... Non homogenized VAT pasteurized organic whole milk with a cream top from a local dairy farm.
Here's what he said to me:
Hey that milk comes in a glass bottle with a snap cap and the cream top is pretty thick. Some of the cream top sorta 'sticks' to the cap. When I shake it up it doesn't mix in that well and there's some little 'fat pieces' in the milk. Plus I don't want my kids to have to shake a slippery glass container like that. If I put it in a blender and mix it up and then pour it out, will that make it smooth and creamy or is that just like homogenization and therefore just as bad?
I'm really proud of my brother caring enough to make changes like this (he was buying 2% UltraPast Homogenized for his whole family) and I thought that was pretty cool of him to call and ask me that question. But I honestly didn't know what to tell him.
Anybody ever drink cream top VAT pasteurized whole milk? Does the cream top mix into the milk well? Should he open and immediately pour into his own milk container with a better lid? Should he blend it up?
Thanks in advance!