Whey Honey

I came across this recipe for the whey honey while leafing through a historic cookbook from 1921. During the cheese making process a lot of whey is produced. I always asked myself, what I could do with those large amounts of whey. Of course you can either drink it or bathe in it to get a velvety soft skin. If I had a farm I could also feed the pigs with it, but since I haven't I looked for another possibility to reuse the whey. This recipe is about making a honey substitute and it really works. It actually tastes like honey and is particularly tasty on a breakfast roll or a piece of toast.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

Amount: 2-3 small glass jars


1 litre whey

500 grams raw cane sugar

1 lemon, juice


1. Put the whey from the cheese making, together with the raw cane sugar and the lemon juice in a saucepan.

2. Let the liquid simmer on a low heat until the mixture has the consistency of honey.

3. When filled in sterilized jars, the whey honey has a long shelf life.

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