When you make greek yogurt you end up with delicious yogurt and whey. What do you do with the whey? What ways can you use your whey?
Lots of things. Whey is super good for you, so you don’t want to just be throwing it away. It’s full of protein (ehem whey protein powder). Whey also contains Potassium, B12, Thiamin, Selenium, and other important vitamins. If you’re lactose intolerant, whey is not for you because it contains quite a bit of lactose. Also, whey is low fat, so you can use it as a low fat replacement for milk. Here are just a few Whey recipe ideas.
Baking with whey:
Whey can replace buttermilk, milk, or water to make pancakes, waffles, scones, cake, cookies, biscuits, the list goes on.
Whey can be used in conjunction with other liquids to make awesome pizza dough, bread,
Wikipedia says you can drink whey just straight up, but it’s kind of like drinking pee colored horrible. If you’re not much of a baker, you can still enjoy the nutritional benefits of the whey you harvested when you made greek yogurt.
Pour whey into smoothies. Freeze it in ice-trays and add the subsequent whey-cubes to smoothies. If you’re really adventurous you can try making old-fashioned whey beverages.
Cooking with whey:
Whey can replace dairy or water when cooking. Some delicious uses are: rice, macaroni and cheese, sauces, etc.
If you’re already committed to making greek yogurt, then you will have plenty of whey to experiment with in your cooking. Share your culinary discoveries with us in the comments below.