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4 INGREDIENTS5 STEPS8HR 35MIN

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

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Creamy Homemade Ricotta Cheese is so much better than store-bought! With only 4 ingredients, this recipe will convert you to making your own ricotta for your favorite recipes. You will need cheesecloth and a colander to drain the curds.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
10
Serves 10
16 cups
Whole Milk
4 cups
Heavy Cream
1 cup
Buttermilk
1 tsp

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
739
FAT
49.7 g
PROTEIN
15.0 g
CARBS
59.6 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Bring Whole Milk (1 gallon), Heavy Cream (1 quart), Buttermilk (1 cup) and Salt (1 teaspoon) up to a gentle boil in a large stockpot over medium heat.
Step 2
After the curd has formed on top, remove sauce pot from the heat.
Step 3
Place a large colander in a large bowl and line colander with cheesecloth. Feel free to fasten cheesecloth to the colander with clips to keep from cloth falling.
Step 4
Pour curdled dairy into the colander to allow the whey to drain. Discard whey, place colander in a large bowl and allow to drain overnight.
Step 5
Remove ricotta from cheesecloth and place in an airtight container. Use in your favorite ricotta recipes.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
739
% Daily Value*
Fat
49.7 g
64%
Saturated Fat
33.6 g
168%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
185.3 mg
62%
Carbohydrates
59.6 g
22%
Fiber
1.5 g
5%
Sugars
50.1 g
--
Protein
15.0 g
30%
Sodium
726.0 mg
32%
Vitamin D
0.3 µg
2%
Calcium
627.4 mg
48%
Iron
1.6 mg
9%
Potassium
790.2 mg
17%
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