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May 31, 2012 01:34 PM

What to do with whey from ricotta?

I made some ricotta using lemon juice to coagulate the milk solids and it turned out great. I have 2/3 gallon of "whey" which I realize is not the same as from cheese making using rennin. In the past I used it as part of a soup base. What other ideas does anyone have to do with it?

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  1. It works well as a substitute for milk in most baking recipes (your mileage may vary), it can be sweetened and drunk chilled, it is good for watering plants and pets. I know I'm forgetting a lot.

    1. It's great for making bread , pancakes and other baking.
      Animals love it (watchout though, our dog got at it, drank A LOT and the resuts were not pretty...)
      As a last resort, I'd pour it on the plants/compost.