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Liz and Alissa Make Stuff is a show about friendship fueled fabrication. We're friends, we like to make stuff, we're going to tell you about it. This show probably won't teach you much but it will definitely make you laugh, either at us or with decide! New episodes every other Wednesday! Follow us on Instagram, @lizandalissa and join our Facebook group, Liz and Alissa Made Me Make It to see more photos of what we're making and to show us what you're making!

Jul 19, 2017

Curdles and Whey Part Deux

We're betting you didn't get enough of curdled milk last episode so we're bringing you more, more, MORE! This week we've made 6, count 'em 6 of baby's first dairy products. We talk about all of the cheesy details of making mozzarella, ricotta, yogurt, butter, cream cheese and cottage cheese. Plus, dairy gets our brains working because we come up with about 50 ideas while recording this episode. We need you to take notes.


Keywords/Drinking Game Fodder: cheese quilt, Little House on the Prairie, WHEY


This week we have 2 cocktails! One uses whey leftover from yogurt and one does not, for the whey averse.

 Yes Whey

1 hibiscus tea bag

4 oz vodka

1 oz yogurt whey

½ oz lemon juice

½ oz simple syrup

Steep tea bag in vodka for five minutes. Discard teabag.
In a shaker combine hibiscus vodka, yogurt whey, lemon juice, simple syrup, ice.
Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
Serve in martini glasses.
Makes 2 cocktails



No Whey, Jose

2 fresh jalapenos, sliced

12 oz of Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila

4 oz of Triple Sec

24 oz Frozen Mango

1/2 sugar or simple syrup

2 limes


Tajin seasoning

Place the sliced jalapenos and tequila in a glass jar with a lid. Let steep for at least 24 hours, or for a maximum of 72 hours. The longer it sits, the spicier it gets.

Strain out and discard the jalapeno slices and seeds.

In a strong blender, combine infused tequila, Triple Sec, frozen mango, sugar, the juice of the limes and a couple handfuls of ice. Blend to desired consistency.

Rim a glass, first with your squeezed lime, and then in a combination of 1 part tajin and 1 part sugar. Pour in your cocktail and enjoy!



Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Cream cheese recipe is from Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese

Cottage Cheese


Fresh Mozzarella


And for dear Diane, lactose free ricotta, which might give you a clue as to how to make lactose free cottage cheese!


Behold, our beautiful(?) array of dairy. Clockwise from bottom left: cream cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, yogurt, butter.

Prettier? Our oh-so-tasty spread.

The Stuff We Used

Animal Rennet 

Vegetable Rennet

Citric Acid

Heavy Duty Cheesecloth

Instant Pot


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