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EASY RICOTTA RECIPE

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Prep:5, Cook:10, Chill: 1 hr
Preparation - Easy
Makes 2 cups


Making your own ricotta is easy and surprisingly delicious!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 quarts whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP fresh lemon juice
OO Large, heavy pot, large sieve, fine mesh cheesecloth, pot to set sieve in, covered storage container.

METHOD:
  1. IN heavy saucepan, bring milk, cream and salt to a rolling boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  2. ADD 3 TBSP lemon juice.
  3. REDUCE heat to low, simmer, stirring constantly until mixture curdles - 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. POUR mixture into cheesecloth-lined sieve.
  5. LET drain for an hour, until ricotta is firm.
  6. SPOON into container, cover, chill. Keeps up to two days.
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