Strawberry Ricotta Gelato

Well it’s definitely Monday, the hustle bustle of work is in the air and all is right with the world, but it still early……sigh

If you’ve been to my blog lately, I’m sure you’re aware of my recent obsession with Strawberries.  A few weeks ago I made a Strawberry Ricotta Mousse, and after devouring the portions I had made for my post, I began wondering how this delightful dessert would be in Gelato form.

Let me tell you it didn’t disappoint.  The Strawberry flavor was incredible and the ricotta added such a unique texture to the gelato I may have to try it with fresh peaches when they come into season!  For the health conscious out there (I think I need to be one of them) feel free to swap out the heavy cream for milk.   It will cut down the fat and should actually let the strawberry flavor be more prominent.

Strawberry Ricotta Gelato
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • ¾ cup whole milk ricotta
  • ½ cup mascarpone
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  1. Remove the stems and leaves from the strawberries and rinse in cold water.
  2. Place the strawberries and the sugar in a food processor and process until liquefied.
  3. In large bowl whisk together the Ricotta, Mascarpone and Confectioners’ sugar
  4. Using an electric mixer whip heavy cream and vanilla until fully whipped
  5. Mix Strawberries into the Ricotta mixture then gently fold whipped cream into it, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  6. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
*Strawberries always seem to make gelato or ice cream much harder so make sure you give it time to soften up before serving, Ice cream should not be eaten completely frozen, it should have more of a soft serve texture for the flavors to truly be fully appreciated


  1. Looks absolutely delicious! Will be checking your guest post out now 🙂

  2. Loved your guest post!

  3. This recipe will be made!!!

  4. I only wish that I could eat that much of your delicious gelato in one sitting!!!

  5. Always on point, Chef Dennis! This was a great post you did.

  6. Shaiana A. Twain says:

    Pink Gelato! This is my daughters fave and so is the color, pink! Once that I made this for her she will totally love it! Thanks for posting this recipe. I just can’t wait to see her reaction!

  7. Will be hopping over soon to see your strawberry gelato post…I bet it will be delicious for I too love strawberry and since it is season now over at your place, you should take the opportunity to make more strawberry stuff and share with us :)))
    Have a nice day , Chef

  8. a ricotta gelato! sounds amazing!

  9. Looks amazing!

  10. Oh my god, I couldn’t stand staying away even for a second. This gelato is magnificent! Heading over now to the guest post!

  11. This sounds delicious! I’m headed there now. Thanks!

  12. oh wow, this sounds so delicious!

  13. You can keep the strawberry recipes coming, Chef! This gelato looks fabulous!

  14. Dennis, I loved your selection for your guest post at Roxana’s blog. I can almost the fresh strawberry flavor popping out of each bite of this beautiful gelato. 🙂


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