- 1⁄2 gallon whole milk
- 3⁄4 tsp citric acid powder
- 1⁄4 cup cool water
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
Ricotta has a super creamy texture and mild, milky flavor, making it a fantastic cheese for using in savory and sweet applications.
Homemade ricotta is even richer than the store-bought stuff and has a cleaner flavor, as it lacks preservatives.
This recipe demonstrates just how easy and inexpensive it is to make ricotta at home and with just a few ingredients. Once you try this recipe for homemade whole milk ricotta, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought!