I love ricotta cheese, and as an Italian, I use it pretty much for everything. Try this quick and easy recipe to make delicious homemade ricotta cheese with only 4 simple ingredients, and in less than 20 minutes!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
7 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place milk, cream, and vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil; simmer until curds form, about 2 minutes. Stir in salt and pour mixture through a cheesecloth over a bowl. Let it sit between 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how thick you want your ricotta to be.

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Nutrition Facts

359 calories; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 20.1g; fat 24.9g; cholesterol 83.5mg; sodium 472.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Who knew making your own ricotta was so easy? Truth be told, I had never even thought about making my own until I saw this recipe. We don't use it very often and maybe that is due to how expensive it is to buy in the store. Why is it so expensive anyway when it is this easy and affordable to make? Going into this recipe I just knew it was going to be a big fail and I would get my answer as to why store bought was so expensive. Negative. I actually made this last night and the end result was so impressive that I couldn't stop thinking about it all day today at work. I wanted to tell everyone around me but they are not foodies and would have had no interest in listening. I did let it sit too long and it was a little too thick but that was my own fault. This recipe is excellent! Once you try this you will never go back to store bought again. Read More
(18)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Who knew making your own ricotta was so easy? Truth be told, I had never even thought about making my own until I saw this recipe. We don't use it very often and maybe that is due to how expensive it is to buy in the store. Why is it so expensive anyway when it is this easy and affordable to make? Going into this recipe I just knew it was going to be a big fail and I would get my answer as to why store bought was so expensive. Negative. I actually made this last night and the end result was so impressive that I couldn't stop thinking about it all day today at work. I wanted to tell everyone around me but they are not foodies and would have had no interest in listening. I did let it sit too long and it was a little too thick but that was my own fault. This recipe is excellent! Once you try this you will never go back to store bought again. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2018
I've made this (the Indians call it paneer) and it really is that easy. Just a note your milks should NOT be ultra-pasteurized as are most organic milk. The best results come from raw milk but you have to be in the know to get a hold of that. you can also press this under a can and plate and get a fantasic base for dips. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2020
I gave it 5 stars even though I didn't make this yet but it ask for 1/2 c of heavy cream I can only find ultra pasteurized can I use that Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2018
This worked out fantastically spot on the only thing I changed was I added a Cup of cream as I like a richer Ricotta like the one you get in Italy. Thank you for the recipe. It will be my go to as it is an easy recipe and makes a decent portion. Read More
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