{Food Contributor} Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Hi there, Sugar Bee Crafts readers! I’m Shannah, from the blog Just Us Four, and I’m here to share a new recipe with you!

The origin of this recipe dates back to a random Friday night when I was super pregnant with my youngest. I was spending some downtime hanging out with my two closest friends {they’re married!} while the Mathlete was indulging his racing pastime. We were watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and they shared a brief rundown of how to make homemade ricotta.

Now, a lot of you might question why to even bother making something homemade that is so readily available at the store. I certainly did…until I made it! 

Seriously, though, homemade ricotta is soo much better than any of that stuff you buy in the store {unless you are already buying super fresh ricotta from a cheesemonger}. 

What You’ll Need: 
- 4 cups whole milk {please please please use whole milk} 
- 2 tsp salt 
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice 
- Cheesecloth 

Let’s Make It: 

1) Line a sieve with double layered cheese cloth and set over a bowl.

2) In a heavy pot, bring your milk and salt to a simmer over medium heat. 

3) Once it begins to simmer, add the lemon juice. Simmer 1-2 minutes until the curds form.

4) With a slotted spoon, scoop the curds into your cheesecloth. Let drain for a few minutes. The curds will still look pretty wet which is totally fine!

5) Transfer the curds into a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Super simple but oh so delicious! I like to have some on top of Melba toast with a little honey.

Of course, there are a billion options for using the homemade ricotta from cheesecake to pasta! 

I hope you come visit me over at Just Us Four to see all the other delicious recipes, crafts and DIY projects I have to share.

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