Submitted by Sharon R.
The first thing I made was yogurt, which I then drain to make Greek yogurt. Searching for ways to use the whey (and my Instant Pot!)I thought of making homemade ricotta.
I combined the whey (about 3 cups, use whatever you have, 2 to 4 cups) with about the same amount of whole milk. Using the Instant Pot, hit the yogurt setting, and bring the whey and milk to a boil. (“yogt” will show up on the display.) Add some acid (I used the juice from one lemon, but you could use about 1/4 cup white vinegar) and 1 tsp salt. Let set until clumps start to form. I poured the whole thing into my yogurt drainer, but you can use cheesecloth to line a strainer and place over a bowl. Makes beautiful ricotta cheese!
The photo is of the resulting ricotta next to my Greek yogurt.