ricotta mascarpone mousse w/ balsamic strawberries

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Jo Anne Sugimoto
from Kaneohe, HI

For some reason or other, I really like balsamic vinegar, especially with fruits and vegetables. And of course, who doesn't like ricotta and mascarpone cheeses!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is one of those deceptively easy desserts that will really impress your guests! Alone, both components are great but when combined it becomes an amazing strawberry dessert. The mousse is light and creamy. It's rich but not overly sweet. Where things get interesting is the strawberries. The sweet strawberries mixed with balsamic vinegar and a bit of sugar are sweet, slightly savory, and tangy all at the same time. A wonderful contrast to the creamy mousse. A fantastic dessert when fresh strawberries are in season. We enjoyed this treat a lot.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5 Reviews
serves Serves 8
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For ricotta mascarpone mousse w/ balsamic strawberries

  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 lb
    whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz
    mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 lb
    strawberries, cleaned, hulled, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 c
    balsamic vinegar, or to taste

How To Make ricotta mascarpone mousse w/ balsamic strawberries

  • Beating cream until soft peaks form.
    1
    Begin by preparing your mousse. Beat cream in a bowl until it reaches the soft peak stage... then stop! Set aside.
  • Whisking lemon zest, sugar, ricotta, and mascarpone together.
    2
    In a separate bowl, add the lemon zest and 1/2 cup sugar to your ricotta and mascarpone. Whip with mixer until smooth. (Yum!)
  • Folding whipped cream into cheese mixture.
    3
    Next, take the cream you've whipped and begin folding it into the cheese mixture. Take your time and go slowly.
  • Folded until smooth and ready to chill.
    4
    You want a smooth texture. When complete, cover and chill for an hour or two.
  • Strawberries in a bowl with sugar and balsamic vinegar.
    5
    When you're getting near serving time, begin preparing your berries. Place them in a bowl and add in the remaining sugar and all of the vinegar.
  • Pouring strawberries over chilled mousse.
    6
    Toss quickly and serve promptly over your chilled mousse.
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