Ricotta Mascarpone Mousse w/ Balsamic Strawberries

8
Jo Anne Sugimoto

By
@sugarnspicetedibears

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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Serves 8
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Begin by preparing your mousse. Beat cream in a bowl until it reaches the soft peak stage... then stop! Set aside.
  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!)
  3. Next, take the cream you've whipped and begin folding it into the cheese mixture. Take your time and go slowly.
  4. You want a smooth texture. When complete, cover and chill for an hour or two.
  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.
  6. Toss quickly and serve promptly over your chilled mousse.

Printable Recipe Card

About Ricotta Mascarpone Mousse w/ Balsamic Strawberries




Show 23 Comments & Reviews

Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad


One of life’s simple pleasures in the summer is fresh fruit. We know it’s delicious to make a fruit salad and we have fantastic ones for summer here. But, we’re sharing 18 recipes that go beyond fruit salad. More than just for dessert, fresh fruit can be incorporated into main meals too. From breakfast to […]

13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes

13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes


It’s time to grab a cold drink and fire up the grill! While we love to grill chicken, steak, and salmon, grilled side dishes are some of the best. Balsamic vegetables, cheesy potatoes, charred fruit, and foil packets on the grill are must-makes this summer. Whether you’re grilling for your family on a Wednesday night […]

15 Easy Summer Desserts

15 Easy Summer Desserts


Pie, cobbler, cake and more, these easy dessert recipes are the sweet treats you’re craving this summer season. You’ll be the hit of all the cookouts, holidays and parties with these summer desserts. Key lime, strawberry, lemon, blackberry and all your favorite flavors are featured in all these summer desserts. Which one will you make […]