101 Things to do With Whey

Okay, so it’s not really 101; it’s nine ten, but some of them are really good.  Let me know if you can think of more. 

  1. Make ricotta cheese.  (I have done this, and it’s quite tasty, but the amount of ricotta you get from the leftover whey is (in my opinion) not worth the time it takes.)  If you really must try making your own ricotta, here you go:
    Bring the whey almost to a boil (200° F).  The ricotta will begin to precipitate out of the whey and form little white particles that float around in your whey.  Line a colander with a cloth napkin and set it over a large bowl or pot to catch they whey.  Hang the ricotta to drain.  After it has drained for a few hours, salt it to taste.  Keeps in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  2. Boil potatoes in it.
  3. Make lemonade. (I haven’t tried this myself yet, but it sounds delicious.)
  4. Use it in place of milk or water in your oatmeal. If you eat oatmeal every morning like I do, you’ll use it up quickly.
  5. Make dog food.
  6. Make dog treats.
  7. Water plants with it.
  8. Bake bread.
  9. Add it to the stock when making homemade soup.
  10. Use it to cook rice, bulghur, barley or other grains.


Filed under food, frugality

4 responses to “101 Things to do With Whey

  1. Great start! You also can substitute it for milk in any baking recipe.

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