Sick of cows milk? You can now try a camel milk cappuccino

We now have a huge range of milk options beyond cow’s milk – oat, almond, even pea milk.

But there is something a little more adventurous on the menu at one Glasgow cafe.

The Willow Tea Rooms has added camel milk as an option.

The coffee shop has teamed up with charity Mercy Corps, with 10% of the profits going towards a scheme to help Kenyan camel milk traders.

It will offer drinks known as ‘camelccinos’ for £2.40 from Wednesday, in what could be a UK first.

Across Africa and the Middle East, camel milk is popular and is hailed by scientists as the closest alternative to human breast milk containing more iron and three times more vitamin C than cow’s milk.

Edinburgh-based Mercy Corps launched the project to enable 141 female camel milk traders near Wajir, in north-east Kenya, to boost the shelf-life of their product.

The traders were given solar-powered milk coolers, refrigerated transport and vending machines to help preserve the milk in the average 40C (104F) heat – which previously led to a quarter of the produce spoiling.

The project is being funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DfID).

Willow Tea Rooms owner Anne Mulhern said the novel drinks have proved popular in tests and will be on offer throughout June.

She told Glasgow Live: ‘We’ve road-tested it and our customers loved it. Camel milk cappuccinos could become a permanent feature on our menus.’

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