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I finally succeeded at yogurt! & a ? about the whey

I posted a few times aobut yogurt machine recommendations. I forget who posted about using a crockpot, but I tried it and I actually made decent consistency yogurt! I am so happy to not have to spend money on another kitchen machine. So now my question is I drained some of it to make it thicker and I have a good amount of the whey left over. What do you do with it? I know you can cook with it, but what do you recommend.


Thanks! And thanks to whomever (I believe it was a lurker if I remember correctly) suggested the crock pot method!

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Re: I finally succeeded at yogurt! & a ? about the whey

  • I know you can use it to make bread or pizza crust (just use in place of whatever liquid is in the recipe). That's all I've ever used it for. Usually, I reluctantly end up tossing it, as the only time I have whey is when I make mozza, and then I have a LOT of whey all at once.
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  • We save it in a jar in the fridge to make fermented foods.  Fermented pickles, sauerkraut, beets, etc.... all require whey to get started.  The book Wild Fermentation is an awesome resource for fermented foods.
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  • I'm so glad the crockpot worked for you! (I've recommended it on this board but don't remember to whom.) I love using it and not having to have another kitchen gadget, too. :)

    Some quick googling tells me that you might be able to get a very small amount of ricotta from the excess whey? I've used they whey from making cheddar to turn into ricotta, but never the whey from yogurt. It does take quite a decent amount of whey to get a substantial amount of ricotta, so it depends on how much whey you're left with, I suppose.

    Otherwise, I stick it in a jar in the fridge and use it in pizza crust or bread within a day or two. I've never frozen it, but it seems like that might be a good idea if you want to save up a bunch of whey to try the ricotta thing!

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