Fresh Ricotta

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Making homemade fresh ricotta is so easy!  Once you make it you will never use the boring stuff from the grocery store again.  I find that you need to use the freshest milk and cream you can get your hands on…makes me wish I lived on a farm.
2 C whole milk
1 C heavy cream
2-3 T lemon juice

Heat the milk and the cream until just before it boils.  Turn the heat off and mix in 2 T of lemon juice.  I like to use fresh squeezed but a bottled works fine.  Mix until small curds form or it looks like it’s starting to separate.  Pour into a strainer lined with cheesecloth set over a bowl.  Let cheese stain and cool down and then place in refrigerator and strain overnight.  The result is a beautiful, rich ricotta that is delicious served with Turkey Meatball Sliders.  Cheers!