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How to make Homemade Natural Whey Protein Drink

A Golden Drink of the Centuries, this Homemade Natural Whey Protein liquid is the best you can have in your kitchen. Filled up with excellent health benefits and so easy to make, there is no doubt you will fall in love with it immediately.

Glass of homemade Whey Protein Dronk with Farmers Cheese in the background
Natural Whey Protein Drink

For those of you who are following me for a while might have seen on my Instagram Stories, that I do love to experiment with anything made from complete scratch. And making your own Whey naturally from only one ingredient is no exception. This has started when I have made our Homemade Farmers Cheese Recipe. I have written a lot about the process there as well.

After a few months later, I have also added an Instant Pot Version of making a Curd Cheese, which you might like as well.

What is Whey?

Whey is the liquid, that separates from curds and which remains after making cheese or yogurt at home.

It is that liquid, which most of the people just throw out after having their favorite cheese done.

A liquid you have after opening a jar of yogurt, and you either throw or mix it together without even thinking about it.

Poring a natural Whey protein drink
Natural Whey Protein

Whey is the golden drink, that has been here for centuries and is filled with the only best probiotics and healthy bacterias you have been after.

Protein Whey has gained its popularity again for several years, because of the rise in homemade fermentation and love for bacteria-rich food and ingredients. The natural Whey liquid is filled with great bacterias, which are perfect as a base for fermenting your own vegetables and other food.

What does Whey Drink taste like?

Natural Homemade Whey is slightly sour, tangy, bit acidic and a bit creamy in texture without containing any cream. It is a very tasty drink, which can be used as a base and be flavored with either your berries or stevia.

In my country – Slovakia and the country I live – Austria, Natural Whey is actually pretty popular and it is sold as a drink in containers the same as you buy milk in. You have a great selection of flavored Whey drinks as well as a purely natural one.

Whey Drink in a clear galls with farmers cheese in the background
Whey Protein Drink

Whey Drink Benefits

Natural Whey is filled with healthy Bacterias also known as probiotics, calcium and jam-packed with protein. It is a great drink for hydration and only contains traces of fat, which helps as well.

Filled with minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, sodium, chlorine and sulphur just adds into the name GOLDEN.

Our Gut is connected to immunity and the best ways to keep it healthy are consuming Probiotics and Probiotic food daily. Our Digestive system will thank us for that.

Natural Whey Protein liquid in a bowl
Homemade Whey Protein

Looking to Spring Cleanse your body?

Have a shot of pure natural whey every day for breakfast.

Ways to use Homemade Whey

You have no idea what for do you need it? And how can you use Whey instead of just drinking it?

Well here are some examples, I am sure will help to get you started on using your homemade natural Liquid Whey Protein.

  • Use instead of a liquid in baking and cooking
  • Cook an unbelievable Whey Root Vegetable Soup
  • Add to your protein shakes
  • Include when you ferment the vegetables
  • Soak nuts in it
  • Supplement water for gravy
  • Substitute for lemon and orange juice – same acidity
  • Make cocktails
  • Shake up lemonades
  • Discover making your own cream cheese
  • Swap as brine in fermenting
  • Whip up mayonnaise with it
  • Mix into smoothies
  • Make iced tea and other drinks
  • Use it for pesto and other spreads
  • Ferment your Pickles
  • Dehydrate it for later use(pet food, plant food)
Homemade Natural Whey Protein filled in a clear glasses
Morning Whey Protein Drink

What do you need to make Homemade Whey Protein Drink?

How To make Natural Whey Protein Drink

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

First Step: Milk

Pour your un-pasterised milk into a glass container which could be left on the Kitchen Cabinet.

What type of milk is the best I have discussed in our article on How to make Homemade Farmers Cheese.

Leaving it in a room temperature environment will help the healthy bacterias to form, and milk will get the perfect structure for the fermentation to take the process.

Cover the top and leave it for 3-4 days.

Poring the Fresh Organic Milk for Natural Whey making

Second Step: Cook

On the third day, you should see the consistency changing and the milk will curdle. The top of the milk, where the cream has formed will start to crack and that is the exact time when you can cook the milk to get your desired homemade Whey Protein Drink.

Cook it on a low temperature for about half hour until you see the curds separating from the whey.

Poring cultured Milk for preparation for Whey

Third Step: Check and Cool

To check if the process is done, take the end of a spatula and gently try to move the curds away from Whey. If you see them fully separated, it is time to switch the cooking process.

At this time let everything cool down. The curds will harden a bit and therefore you will be able to get more whey.

Curds forming in making Whey protein Drink

Fourth Step: Strain

Using your strainer covered with a muslin cloth, gently strain the curds from Whey.

Separating Farmers Cheese from Whey

From 2 Liters of Milk you will get 

  • 1,5 liter of Whey 
  • 500g of Farmers Cheese

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How to make a Whey Protein Powder?

Did you know you can make a pure Whey Protein Powder from a Homemade Natural Whey?

All you have to do is dehydrate the whey liquid we have just made and let it turn into a powder.

Natural Whey Drink in a Tea Cup
How to Make Homemade Whey

Pour the whey into the trays of your dehydrator and follow the steps as per the instructions of your particular brand. This should take takes approximately 12 hours.

If you do not have a dehydrator, you can let the whey boil at a low temperature until it becomes thick and clumpy.

Spread it on a tray and let it cool. Once cooled ,you can spread it on a tray and let it dry.

After you dry the whey, whatever method you choose, you can either break it into powder with your hands or place it into the Magic Bullet or Coffee Grainer to get the perfect Whey Protein Powder you would buy otherwise at an abnormal price.

3 glasses of homemade Whey
Delicious Whey Drink

Store it in a Mason Jar.

Does Whey Needs to be refregerated?

Because it is fresh and you want it to last longer, it is best to refrigerate it.

If you do leave it on a Kitchen Counter longer, the fermentation process will keep working even faster and the taste and consistency might change slightly.

Glass Jar filled with a Whey Protein Drink
How to make Whey

How long can you keep Homemade Whey?

Normally refrigerated it should last for another 3-4 days. If you are planning to leave it for longer, I would suggest either dehydrating the whey into a Protein Powder or just pour it into the Mason Jar and Freeze it for future use.

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Yield: 15

How To Make Natural Whey Protein Drink

Glass of homemade Whey Protein Dronk with Farmers Cheese in the background

A Golden Drink of the Centuries, this Homemade Natural Whey Protein liquid is the best you can have in your kitchen. Filled up with excellent health benefits and so easy to make, there is no doubt you will fall in love with it immediately.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 3 days
Total Time 3 days 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (1/2 Gallon) Liters Organic Whole Milk

Instructions

    1. Pour your un-pasterised milk into a glass container which could be left on the Kitchen Cabinet.
    2. Cover the top and leave it for 3-4 days.
    3. On the third day, you should see the consistency changing and the milk will curdle.
    4. Cook it on a low temperature for about half hour until you see the curds separating from the whey.
    5. To check if the process is done, take the end of a spatula and gently try to move the curds away from Whey. If you see them fully separated, it is time to switch the cooking process.
    6. At this time let everything cool down. The curds will harden a bit and therefore you will be able to get more whey.
    7. Using your strainer covered with a muslin cloth, gently strain the curds from Whey.

Notes

  • From 2 Liters of Milk you will get
    1,5 liter(6 Cups) of Whey
    500g of Farmers Cheese
  • Pick an Organic, Full Fat, Whole milk. More fat the milk has, more goods you will get from it at the end of the process.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

15

Serving Size

1 - 100ml

Amount Per Serving Calories 20Carbohydrates 4gProtein 1g

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Lin

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Is whey acceptable on a low carb diet?

Zuzana

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

If eaten in moderation, it is extremely nutritious. Per serving containing 4g of carbs fits just great.

Lin

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I make my own yogurt and always have whey left over because I strain it to make Greek yogurt. I always thought the whey would have carbs so I never kept it. Is it low in carbs?

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Friday 13th of November 2020

[…] if you have not seen our Homemade Natural Whey Drink, this could be added as a replacement for water to add more taste and probiotics to our […]

Zuzana

Sunday 24th of November 2019

And how good that is. Yum

Zuzana

Sunday 24th of November 2019

so true Erin

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