Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39.1
Total Fat 2.2 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 8.8 mg
Sodium 35.4 mg
Potassium 35.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 3.2 g
Vitamin A 2.2 %
Vitamin B-12 1.4 %
Vitamin B-6 0.3 %
Vitamin C 0.0 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.3 %
Calcium 7.7 %
Copper 0.5 %
Folate 0.9 %
Iron 0.7 %
Magnesium 1.1 %
Manganese 0.2 %
Niacin 0.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.7 %
Phosphorus 5.2 %
Riboflavin 3.1 %
Selenium 6.8 %
Thiamin 0.4 %
Zinc 2.5 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories in Homemade Ricotta Cheese

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Calories per serving of Homemade Ricotta Cheese

39 calories of Ricotta Cheese, part skim milk, (1 oz)

Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

I tried entering the information for the ingredients changing the lowfat milk with nonfat/skim milk but apparently there must be some other information that needs to be changed to calculate for the whey that is left behind. Any suggestions?
Love to make this but I do add salt to the warm milk for flavor. Please! Don't throw away the liquid which is whey like in Little Miss Muffitt.
I flavor mine with a little vinegar and salt. It makes a nutritious and yummy drink all by itself and can be used in cooking as well.
I've made cheeses for years, but always with rennet, with the exception of ricotta, which I did the traditional way of boiling down the whey and fine curds. This is a really great way of doing it - I like the tangy result! I used skim milk for mine to further reduce the fat.
Here's what puzzles me.
If I compare your nutritional values to those of the ingredients, I have to conclude that the liquid you drain off contains most of the food value. Precisely:
Calories: 83
Fat: 1.8
Carbs: 10.5
Protein: 20.8

My question is this. Is there any good use for this liquid?
this won't work if you don't use whole milk. A stainless steel pan is non-reactive. & I am not sure what are the calories for the whey. It is delicious with a little sweetner esp. warm.
Interesting! I'm making a zucchini lasagna this weekend so maybe I'll make my own ricotta too! Can you use fat-free milk?
Quick and simple. I usually have to add some lemon, but this worked without it. I used the full cream milk with kefir instead of buttermilk. The cheese came out pretty solid, almost like mozzarella. I mixed it with sour cream and some vanilla sugar and used it as filling for crepes. Big hit!
Incredibly good. Today, for a dessert option, I switched out the 2% for lowfat chocolate milk. I added one Tablespoon of lemon juice at the end to help form the curds and had to cook it about 5 min longer but it turned into a dandy dessert with cherries atop. Obviously changes the nutritional info.
can you use skim milk and fat free buttermilk?