Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Jan 10, 2010 11:28 AM

Homeade ricotta

I would like to start making my own ricotta but don't really want to use cream (trying to keep it healthy). What substitute would work well?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I've never even heard of making ricotta with cream. I normally use whole milk, but I'm sure that low fat would work just as well.

    1. you don't need cream. It gives it a softer creamier texture. If you are using low fat or no fat milk your curds will be dry but that's not such a bad thing depending how how you are going to use it.