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!
- 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.