All you need is two ingredients, cheesecloth and 15 minutes to make homemade ricotta!
It’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks Wednesday – the day we share our favorite time-saving kitchen tricks and cooking shortcuts to help you make healthy and delicious meals.
Now…onto today’s featured Healthy Kitchen Hack:
How To Make Homemade Ricotta in 15 Minutes
Making cheese may sound intimidating and time-consuming but I promise that you can make homemade ricotta cheese in about 15 minutes! Honestly, the biggest barrier is if you don’t have cheesecloth on hand – which can easily be purchased at your grocery store (in the kitchen/baking aisle) or here’s the cheesecloth I buy on Amazon [affiliate link.]Make ricotta cheese at home in 15 minutes! @tspbasil #healthykitchenhacks Click To Tweet
Besides the cheesecloth, all you need is milk, buttermilk or kefir, a large pot, large bowl and colander. That’s it.
Follow the step-by-step instructions in the recipe below and here are a few extra bonus tips:
- Flavor Your Ricotta – Some delish combos:
- Chives + black pepper
- Cinnamon + honey
- Basil + olive oil
- Fresh berries + mint
- Save The Whey – I use it to cook oatmeal, to make waffle, pancake and muffin batters and to make creamy salad dressings, too.
Have you ever made ricotta cheese?