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Ricotta desserts: the easy ricotta mousse recipe made in three delicious ways.

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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:

When looking at the soft and white ricotta, I remembered something about nonnas, ricotta and an easy way to make merenda (= snack).

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ricotta dessert recipe by Gourmet Project

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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 541 kcal
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 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


  1. Whip the ricotta with the confectionary sugar, until soft and peaky.
  2. Add any of the following: one spoonful of Nutella, two or four tablespoons of Italian espresso coffee, one spoonful of jam.

  3. Mix well.
  4. Enjoy or refrigerate until time to serve.

Recipe Notes

I added a little more sugar to coffee and jam ricotta mousses. I recommend you to taste them and decide.

Enjoy your ricotta dessert!


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