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Just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes required to make homemade ricotta. Once you taste whole milk ricotta made from scratch, you can't go back to store-bought.

Whole Milk Ricotta

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 1 cup


  • Cheesecloth


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (white vinegar or buttermilk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Wrap a piece of cheesecloth over a colander set over a bowl. Set aside.
  • Bring milk to almost boiling, around 200F.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in lemon juice and salt—it will start curdling. Turn off the heat and set aside for it to thicken for 10 minutes. Transfer ricotta to the cheesecloth-lined bowl.
Keyword homemade ricotta, whole milk ricotta