How to make homemade natural whey protein
I wasnt sure if it was possible to make natural healthy whey protein at home but now i know it is not only possible but also very easy to do with this recipe. You can use the protein liquid in any other recipe that you choose to boost its protein content.
It is really a three step process to making cheese and the by-product we get is the whey protein liquid that we are after!!
The simple process
- Pour the milk into a large pot, and heat until the temperature reaches 195 degrees F (90 degrees C), or almost boiling then a milk-clotting enzyme called rennet is added to coagulate the milk, forming a custard-like mass.
- Line a strainer with cheesecloth, and set over a large pot or bowl this part is important because we will need to collect the liquid that drains from this. Poor the custard-like mass into strainer and bowl allowing it to drain throughly
- After the cheese has finished draining, pat into a ball, and remove from the cheese cloth. Now if you want to keep the cheese that is up to you, for me though i just wanted the whey protein from the mixture. Occasionally i will use this but to be honest i dont always eat it.
After you have done the above you can mix the protein liquid with any flavour you choose after it has cooled and you will have your own protein without the nasty addatives and it will only cost you the price of the milk you use and the cheese making kit you buy which lasts for ages!
The real bonus of doing this is that you can use goat’s milk, organic milk ect ect to tailor the protein liquid to what you require form it.
I will tend to make a couple of litres of this and keep it for a couple of days in the fridge in an air tight container . I thought that this was going to be a difficult and time consuming process but as it happens it wasn’t at all.