Picture of Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Homemade cheese?

YES! Don’t get scared, homemaking ricotta cheese is one of the easiest thing on earth to make and I am not joking!

Also if you consider how expensive it is here in China to buy a 250 g ricotta (about 40 rmb), I’m sure you will even more motivated to give this a try.

And it’s fun!

Convinced yet?

This is ALL you need to do!

Ingredients (makes 300 g of ricotta cheese):

1 l whole fat milk
1 tbsp lemon juice (or white vinegar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup whole fat yogurt
1/4 cup heavy cream

Step 1: Step 1: Simmer it and let it curd

Picture of Step 1: Simmer it and let it curd
In a high pot pour in the milk, yogurt, heavy cream, salt and vinegar.
Turn on very low heat and let it simmer until it slowly start to curdle.
scastro131 year ago
Excelente!! Can use this ricotta on eggplant rolatini? Or to bake it with?
patanizca2 years ago
Thank you for the tip! I'm definitely gonna try this :D
This is great Dani. So easy to make. I have always wanted to make Ricotta cheese but most of the recipes are time consuming. This one looks very simple. My blog is called Fun with Food and that's what I like to do when I am cooking or baking...have fun.

I went to your website..it is Fabuloso. I signed up to follow you at Expat Cucina and looking forward to your food creations all the way from China. :)

your recipes are wonderful!
Love making cheese. Never thought of adding yogurt though.
ExpatCucina (author)  Computothought3 years ago
The yogurt gives it a richer texture.
Actually is not ricotta.
Ricotta is what you get by heating and "re-curding" the whey.
Hence the name, in Italian, re-cooked !!
I bet it does!
SSartoris3 years ago
This is very cool, but how much whole milk?
ExpatCucina (author)  SSartoris3 years ago
it's one liter. I'm from Italy so I think in liters, It should be 33.8 oz....I think. About 5 cups
Ahhh, I gotcha now. lower case L, l , not | (pipe), Thanks! ^_^