My beautiful, gorgeous sister Zandria is visiting for the weekend with her boyfriend Paul!! I’m SO, SO excited. Roommates for the weekend! Our pool opens! Good food! Good wine! We are all off on Monday! It doesn’t get any better right??!
I’m not making dinner tonight (we’ll probably go out for Thai food) but I’m making dessert! I found Ask Chef Dennis‘ blog when he did a guest post for A Little Bit of Everything. The only change I made is to double the recipe. I can’t wait to share it with my company. I think it’s going to be cool, refreshing, light and delicious! I will update the bottom of this post with pictures later on. Right now the mousse is chillin’ in the fridge!
Honeyed Ricotta Mousse with Drunken Strawberries
From Ask Chef Dennis
- 2 cups whole milk ricotta
- 1/2 cup mascarpone
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 cups slices strawberries
- 1/3 cup wine (I used dry Reisling)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons artisanal raw honey
- In large bowl mix together the ricotta, mascarpone and confectioners sugar.
- In a separate medium sized bowl, pour in the heavy cream and vanilla. Start whipping it slowly using an electric mixer and then bring the speed up to med-high. Whip until it’s the consistency of whipped cream (be careful not to over whip).
- Gently fold whipped cream into ricotta mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Slice strawberries and mix with sugar and wine and allow to marinate for at least an hour.
- To serve, place a scoop of ricotta in a cup, top with marinated strawberries and drizzle with honey on top. Serve immediately.
UPDATE (4 hours later):
We got back from eating out around 9:30 tonight. The thai place we ate dinner at tempted us with their homemade ice cream offerings but I reminded everyone that we had ricotta mousse waiting for us at home. When we got home, I sat out the dessert glasses…
And put it all together…
I was even happy to realize that it looks very, very close to the picture from the blog where I got the recipe! I must have done something right!
The dessert is creamy but also has a nice bite to it due to the texture of the ricotta cheese. The strawberries were perfect and the honey topped it all off. At first I thought the honey wouldn’t be needed but it adds a wonderful bite of sweetness. Easy to make, fun to eat. My description is not doing this dessert justice I’m sure! Everyone loved it and commented on how they can’t wait to have more!