Lemony Sweet Whipped Ricotta with Fresh Berries

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berries and ricotta

If. you’re looking for a quick, no bake very impressive dessert, this is the one for you. Sweet whipped ricotta with fresh berries. When ricotta is whipped, by means of a food processor it becomes very creamy and velvety and takes on a whole new life and then layered with fresh berries it becomes the perfect dessert.

You can sweeten it up with different sugars, zests, extracts and juices and even a little liquor if you like.

triple berries

A light and healthy dessert using fresh berries of your choice, it’s low in carbs and so quick to make.

processing ricotta

You’ll want to use good quality whole milk ricotta and if you get it from a deli it’s usually holding on to some liquid and if that’s the case you’ll want to drain it overnight in the fridge with some cheesecloth or a fine strainer over a bowl, at least for a couple of hours then you’ll be good to go.

I used a little limoncello and lemon zest for mine but lemon extract or juice plus zest is wonderful as well.

whipped ricotta

Don’t be afraid to give it a good processing, up to five minutes because you want that creamy, velvety texture.

lemon whipped ricotta

You can make your sweet whipped ricotta a few hours ahead and store it in the fridge until dessert time

berries and ricotta

You can serve it parfait style with multiple layers or simply the way I did, I highly suggest adding some nuts to top it off. Enjoy this simple, elegant light dessert!

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Lemony Sweet Whipped Ricotta with Fresh Berries
Transform ricotta into a super velvety texture by whipping it in a food processor.
  • 1 lb. whole milk ricotta, drained of liquid if "wet" by using a cheese cloth or fine strainer overnight in the fridge
  • ⅓ cup of sugar, either powdered or regular
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Additional flavors ( at this point taste for sweetness and lemon flavor, you can add some lemon juice or a little lemon extract,( start out small) or even limoncello liquor, start with a small amount and taste to your liking.
  • Assorted mixed fresh berries
  • nuts for garnish
  1. Add the drained ricotta into the bowl of a food processor and process till velvety smooth, could be up to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar, zest, and any flavorings, then taste to your liking. Feel free to sub in orange zest and juice if you prefer that over lemon.
  3. Process until all the flavors are all mixed together.
  4. Layer with fresh berries and nuts.
  5. You can make this a few hours in advance and keep in the fridge until dessert time.


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  1. Made this for Super Bowl with swerve sweetener. I did add lemon juice because I like a stronger lemon flavor. So good for those who have to stay sugar free and low carb. Thank you for the great idea!

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