Ricotta Cheese

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Ricotta Cheese

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)

Instructions

Line a colander with three layers of cheesecloth and set it over a bowl.

In a large pot over medium-high heat, mix together milk, cream and salt. Bring to a simmer and heat until the mixture just begins to curdle, approximately 12-15 minutes, temperature should reach 195 degrees. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. Add lemon juice and continue to boil, stirring constantly until curds separate, about 2-3 minutes.

Pour mixture into lined colander and drain 1-2 hours. Transfer to an airtight container and store up to one week. For an even creamier texture, whip in food processor.

Enjoy!