Sweetened ricotta with a hint of lemon is whipped into a fluffy cream, piped over crushed amaretti cookies, and topped with fresh blackberries and raspberries.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 20 mins
5 servings


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine drained ricotta, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and honey in a glass or stainless steel mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients until creamy using the lowest speed of a stand mixer or hand mixer, about 1 minute. Whip on high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in lemon zest. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and place in the refrigerator while you prepare the serving glasses.

  • Put amaretti cookies into a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag and crush cookies into crumbs that are chunky and not too fine. Set aside 1 tablespoon of crumbs. Divide remaining crumbs evenly between five 6-ounce glasses.

  • Pipe ricotta cream into each glass. Top with a sprinkle of the reserved cookie crumbs. Garnish each glass with 4 blackberries, 1 raspberry, 1 mint leaf, and a pinch of nutmeg. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 63.2g; fat 25.9g; cholesterol 79.3mg; sodium 94.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I didn’t have ricotta, or the cookies so substituted cream cheese and crushed oatmeal honey granola bars and graham cracker crumbs. The crumb mix gave this dessert a not too sweet crunchy layer and topping. Really light and creamy dessert. My first-time guest and I both agreed, though, that the creamy cheese mixture was too sweet. The recipe doesn’t need both honey and icing sugar in those quantities, especially if the berries are sweet. My guest initially asked if it was ice cream because it was so creamy. I’d definitely make this again but will reduce the icing sugar or possibly just use honey. Will also try with other fresh fruit, like mango, and perhaps add some unsweetened flaked coconut to the crumb layer & topping!?? Read More