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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

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Homemade ricotta cheese because that’s what having a good time means (hello 30’s)👩🏽‍🍳 I made 2 different batches, one smooth and another on the chunky side. SO damn delicious on toast, in pancakes, in pasta, as a dip, on its own…I’m hype. See below for the super easy instructions. Happy Thursday 💞⠀ps: check out our stories to see the step by step action ⠀ ⠀ What you need: ⠀ -1 quart whole milk ⠀ -1 pint heavy cream⠀ -1 teaspoon salt⠀ -Juice from 1 large lemon⠀ -1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar (use the latter if you like a chunkier ricotta) ⠀ ⠀ What you do: ⠀ -Line a large colander with a layer of a fine-mesh cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl. Secure with a rubberband. ⠀ -Bring milk, cream, and salt to a light boil under medium heat, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.⠀ -Once you have a boil, lower the heat, and add the lemon juice and vinegar. Stir for 2 minutes (you’ll start seeing it curdle)⠀ -Then remove from the heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes⠀ -Pour the mixture into the lined colander and let it drain 1 hour. You can squeeze lightly once the hour is up, if you want to remove excess liquid. ⠀ -Discard the liquid collected at the bottom of the bowl, and enjoy immediately or chill the ricotta in an airtight container for up to a week!!

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Ingredients
  • 1 quart whole milk ⠀
  • 1 pint heavy cream⠀
  • 1 teaspoon salt⠀
  • Juice from 1 large lemon⠀
  • 1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar (use the latter if you like a chunkier ricotta⠀
Instructions
  1. Line a large colander with a layer of a fine-mesh cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl. Secure with a rubberband. ⠀
  2. Bring milk, cream, and salt to a light boil under medium heat, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.⠀
  3. Once you have a boil, lower the heat, and add the lemon juice and vinegar. Stir for 2 minutes (you’ll start seeing it curdlThen remove from the heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes⠀
  4. Pour the mixture into the lined colander and let it drain 1 hour. You can squeeze lightly once the hour is up, if you want to remove excess liquid. ⠀
  5. Discard the liquid collected at the bottom of the bowl, and enjoy immediately or chill the ricotta in an airtight container for up to a week!!

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