Whipped Ricotta Dessert


Easy recipe for a sweet ricotta dessert! Sweetened ricotta cheese with a hint of lemon is whipped into a fluffy cream, piped over crushed amaretti cookies, and topped with fresh blackberries and raspberries.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) container fresh ricotta cheese, well drained

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons light flavored honey

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 20 amaretti cookies

  • 20 fresh blackberries

  • 5 fresh raspberries

  • 5 leaves fresh mint

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Beat drained ricotta, cream, powdered sugar, and honey in a stand mixer on low speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Whip on high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in lemon zest. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and refrigerate while you prepare the serving glasses.

  2. Place cookies into a resealable plastic bag; seal the bag and crush cookies into chunky crumbs. Set aside 1 tablespoon for garnish. Divide remaining crumbs evenly among five 6-ounce glasses.

  3. Pipe ricotta cream into each glass. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top, then garnish with blackberries, raspberries, mint, and nutmeg. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
26g Fat
63g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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