Ricotta Cheese

Homemade ricotta cheese! Why buy it when you can make it yourself.

 

Ricotta Cheese
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Recipe type: Sauce
Author: Shelf Reliance
Prep time: 2 hours 30 mins
Total time: 2 hours 30 mins
Serves: 1
Homemade ricotta cheese! Why buy it when you can make it yourself.
Ingredients
  • 8 c water
  • 1 1⁄2 c thrive instant milk
  • 3 T white vinegar
  • 1⁄2 t salt
Instructions
  1. Place water, milk and salt in large pot on medium high heat.
  2. Allow milk to heat up slowly.
  3. Stir occasionally.
  4. Once you see steam start to form above the surface, stir constantly until it boils.
  5. Remove from heat, add the vinegar and stir gently for one minute.
  6. Curds will begin forming.
  7. Cover and allow it to sit undisturbed for at least 30 minutes (some recipes suggested 2+ hrs, I didn’t have that much time, so I just did 30 minutes).
  8. Ladle the ricotta into a fine mesh colander (you can also line the colander with cheese cloth, I didn’t have any so I skipped this step).
  9. Place the colander (with the ricotta in it) in a larger pan so it can drain. Let it drain for for 10+ minutes (depending on how wet / dry you want your cheese).

 

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