What can I make out of whey?

I've been making cheese lately and have all of this whey left over. Seems like a pitty to let it go to waste.

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thesugarchef July 27, 2014
I make caramelized whey (which tastes like salted caramel). The "recipe" is on my blog at: http://butterysaltedcaramel.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/caramelized-whey/. I also make whey sorbet which makes for a simple dessert when paired with fresh fruit.
 
Susan July 24, 2014
My dogs love it and it adds protein to their diets!
 
amysarah July 27, 2014
A couple of years ago when my dog was being treated for lymphoma, I read an article about whey and canine cancers. I made lots of ricotta during that time and whey into his food. NO scientific proof that it had any effect, but at the very least, he loved it and we enjoyed the fresh ricotta.
 
Lindsay-Jean H. July 24, 2014
There are a lot of ideas in this article too: https://food52.com/blog/3050-whey-cool
 
Liza's K. July 23, 2014
This website has some interesting ideas: http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2011/06/16-ways-to-use-your-whey.html
 
Yvetta L. July 23, 2014
In Bulgaria, we have this drink called ayryan. It's made from just yogurt and water. I myself use whey instead of water - adds up some more protein. We season it with salt and pepper. It goes best with fried foods. :))
 
kimhw July 22, 2014
Whey is amazing for braising tough cuts of meat!!!
 
Sarah J. July 22, 2014
You can make biscuits! https://food52.com/recipes/22436-drop-biscuits-with-molasses-butter
 
lem M. July 22, 2014
While many modern recipes call for milk, traditionally ricotta is made of whey. The yield is slightly lower, but the taste and consistency are far closer to the real thing.

It’s also a great used as a substitution for water when baking, especially bread.
 
HalfPint July 22, 2014
You can make whey ricotta, http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/07/how-to-make-whey-ricotta.html

 
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