Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe • theVintageMixer.com

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe is way better than anything store bought and takes less than 5 minutes of hands on time!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Cheese, Condiment
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 2 cups 2% milk or whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Line a colander or large sieve with a layer of heavy-duty (fine-mesh) cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl.
  • Slowly bring milk, cream, and salt to a rolling boil in a heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Add lemon juice, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture curdles, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined sieve and let it drain at room temperature for 1 hour. Discard the liquid in the bowl below, then, place the ricotta in a jar and chill, covered; it will keep in the refrigerator 2 days.
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