Magic Elixir


Jars filled with whey from yesterday’s mozzarella-making. I’ll store them in the fridge to make bread with whey! DELICIOUS.


  1. Leah says:

    I wonder how many canning jars you have? We should have guessing contest. 😆

  2. Heidi says:

    Yum! I’m told that Whey fed to the pigs makes the meat sweeter. Also, this website: , has directions for making whey ricotta and a cheese called Gjetost out of the whey. I’ve made the Gjetost and it’s very good if you are a fan of strong cheeses.

  3. Carol Langille says:

    I know I’m goofy but just the thought of whey doesn’t sit well with me. I think I associate it with Little Miss Muffett and that spider. Ya’ll can have my share of the whey.

  4. Cynthia Kinsella says:

    Why Is the whey Green ? :wave:

  5. Euni Moore says:

    Last weekI made my firt loaf of grandmother bread using whey for the liquid. The bread is even better using thw shey and I didn’t think grandmother bread could be improved upon. I made more yogurt yestwrday so will ave more yogurt ready to drain this morning. I love “going back to basics”. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas Suzanne.

    :fairy: Euni

  6. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    A friend of mine told me the whey was great for watering plants. I did part water part whey and most of them did great with it but after only one watering my Peace Lily died a miserable, hard, albeit very quick death. So don’t use it to water peace lilies! My pathos on the other hand loves it.

  7. Amy - Citygirl says:

    Yesterday was Lard making. Where’s the mozzarella-making post?

  8. Robin G. says:

    Hah! I did the same thing yesterday, and have just as many jars (well, I think so, anyhow — I wound up with four full pints). Can you freeze whey? I hear this stuff only keeps for about a week, and I only need half a pint for a loaf of bread, and I just don’t make eight loaves of bread in a week.

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      Robin, I’ve used it past a week, but not much past it. I actually have 5 quarts in the fridge right now because I made ricotta, too. I won’t use half of it in time, probably, but the animals like to drink it and it’s good for them, so I share the extra! I don’t throw any of it out–it’s good stuff. I don’t know if you can freeze it or not. Maybe I’ll stick one of my jars in the freezer and find out, LOL.

  9. Helen says:

    I saw a suggestion once from a man whose family owns a Jersey cow. The wife makes cheese and and they always have lots of whey…too much to get rid of even with using it in baking,etc. But instead of giving their extra whey to the pigs, he hit on the idea of using it in place of water to mix up KoolAid. He said it make a great, tangy/sweet thirst-quenching drink, his kids love it, and he and his wife are happy that although the kids are still drinking a sugared drink, at least they are getting the nutrition of the whey.

  10. kerri says:

    There must’ve been a lot of curds to go with that whey! 🙂 That’s a lot of bottled goodness. My hubby says you can also give it to calves and cows and pour it on the chickens’ mash.
    I love the picture….it looks pretty in the jars.

  11. Ulrike says:

    The color of milk (animal and human!) varies with the diet of the mother. Milk can be bluish, yellowish, greenish, even pinkish! Pumping moms sometimes freak out at first when they notice that today’s milk is a different color than yesterday’s (especially the green and pink), because she had lots of greens for lunch or red velvet cake for dessert.

    That’s also why summer butter from pasture fed cows is yellow, while winter butter is white.

    Of course, lighting and cameras can also “create” colored milk. :moo:

  12. Crystal says:

    I froze my leftover whey from this weekend, I’ve read that it’s fine to do that. I hope so!

    I also found this – whey powder –

  13. Sandy says:

    Whey is great for watering fruit trees, making hot mash for wintering chickens. We had no electricity for 12 yrs and our winters frequently hit -20. I made a big pot of whey/ground grain and kitchen scraps on the wood stove, and it kept the chickens laying most of the winter.

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