Did someone say Honeyed Ricotta Mousse?
I do love strawberries and it seems like we are really into the season now, with beautiful juicy strawberries on display in every grocery store! I’ve found a few really good recipes in some of my Italian Magazines, and I think I may have to try every one of them. I saw a recipe for a Honeyed Ricotta Mousse in one of my favorite cooking magazines, Tastes of Italia.
Let’s get to the recipe I found in Taste or Italia. There were a lot of great pizza recipes in this months edition and also a special section on Venice and Rural Umbria. This ricotta recipe comes from Umbria and the Honeyed Ricotta Mousse really caught my eye. I’ve used ricotta for cheesecakes and cannoli’s but never thought of using it in pudding or mousse until I saw this recipe.
I did make a few adjustments to the original recipe, which called for Mascarpone or Whipped Cream, I thought why not use both, and I also doubled the original amount of whipped cream to make this dessert a little lighter.
This really was a very different type of dessert, not very sweet, very light, and quite a unique texture. I think the strawberries could have been sweeter or even boozier, to add more contrast to the ricotta mousse, or you might try adding a liquor into the mousse to kick up the flavor just a bit.
But all in all, I did enjoy this Rustic Umbrian dessert and would recommend you giving it a try and have some fun adding your own twist to this recipe! And don’t forget the honey, look for a good artisanal honey to add even more flavor to this rustic dessert.
If you’ve tried my Honeyed Ricotta Mousse recipe or any other recipe on askchefdennis.com please don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know where you found it in the comments below, I love hearing from you!
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CJ at Food Stories
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This looks like a dessert I would make. What liquor, beside maybe Ameretto, do you think would pair well with this?
I’m thinking lemoncello, or any flavored brandies, depending upon what you like. You can use peaches or other berries too!
Those red beauties look yummy.. what an easy dessert… I am so going to try this out and works great for parties… thanks a ton!! loved it
So perfect for this time of the year! In Cyprus we have a similar cheese to Ricotta called “anari”. I think I will give your recipe a try soon. Thanks for sharing.
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
I have a feeling I’d eat all the boozy strawberries by themselves before they ever made it to the mousse! What a delicious use for those beautiful berries, and I love the honey drizzle finish.
Steve @ the black peppercorn
wow – these look awesome Dennis! the strawberries glistening in those pictures have me drooling right now!
Anita at Hungry Couple
This looks absolutely ethereal!
simple bt elegent dessert. Simple enough for family dinner and elegent enough for company.
That looks so great chef! What a lovely treat for spring!
I have part of a tub of organic whole milk ricotta in cheese (leftover from making my first gnudi’s), and I was just debating on what to do with it. Problem solved!
Brian @ A Thought For Food
This is so wonderful! Nothing like pouring some boozy strawberries over rich ricotta. Love the pairing!
Renee @ Tortillas and Honey
The entire this looks delicious, especially the marinated strawberries! Another great refreshing spring/summer dessert courtesy of Chef Dennis!!! Thank you!!!
Megan @ Pip and Ebby
Oh man, this looks good. I love that you used the word “boozier.” 🙂 Gave me a giggle! What a great list of ingredients…bookmarking this one. Thanks for sharing it?
Magic of Spice
Lovely dessert and just love the name 🙂
Thank you for letting me know! They were made by Jean from Lemons and Anchovies, as a Guest post on my blog, she did a great job with them!
Betty Ann @Mango_Queen
First, you gave me those mango madeleines. And now you give me these drunken strawberries!
Omg, you are driving me insane with all these delicious posts! These strawberries look so heavenly, swimming in that creamy blend! Must make this! Thanks for sharing, Chef Dennis!
wow, what a fabulous, classy dessert. fairly easy to make too! can’t wait to try it!
Claire - Simply Sweet Justice
How deliciously creative! I can’t wait to try this, especially with homemade ricotta!
the recipe did call for homemade ricotta, I just didn’t have time to make it, I’m sure it will be even better with homemade ricotta!
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
I love this dessert! I’m all about the strawberries right now!!