Ricotta desserts: the easy ricotta mousse recipe made in three delicious ways.
We were in Costiera lately, and you can’t come back from that wonderful land without mozzarella, scamorza, caciocavallo and ricotta. That’s why, these days, I made this ricotta dessert and lots of other cheesy recipes:
- marinated stracciatella
- infused hot oil caprese salad
- burrata cream bruschetta (that’s a glorious one!)
When looking at the soft and white ricotta, I remembered something about nonnas, ricotta and an easy way to make merenda (= snack).
Isabella, my greengrocer foodie friend told me everything I needed to know (grazie!).
When nonnas were in charge of preparing a nourishing, sweet and delicious snack for their grandchildren, but didn’t have time to bake a cake, they simply whipped ricotta with a little sugar, and served it as a mousse.
With time, and to add a little variety to the kids’ afternoons, they added a few drops of coffee or jam. Lately, being such a delight and practically in any Italian pantry, Nutella was added as the third option to this super easy recipe.
You and I can make it for the little ones in our lives, or serve it to our dinner guests as a gourmet ricotta dessert!
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ricotta dessert recipe
The traditional ricotta mousse recipe, a ricotta dessert made 3 easy ways.
- 1 cup ricotta
- 1 teaspoon confectionary sugar + more if needed
choose between (or make them all)
- 1 spoonful jam blueberry for me
- 2 tablespoon coffee
- 1 spoonful Nutella
Whip the ricotta with the confectionary sugar, until soft and peaky.
Add any of the following: one spoonful of Nutella, two or four tablespoons of Italian espresso coffee, one spoonful of jam.
Enjoy or refrigerate until time to serve.
I added a little more sugar to coffee and jam ricotta mousses. I recommend you to taste them and decide.
Enjoy your ricotta dessert!