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nonna's italian cream

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Denise Lepard
Old Bridge, NJ

My grandmother, Ida, made this every Christmas. It is light and delicate and just something different than regular whipped cream. Wonderful alone, or on a pie, or a cookie ... be warned, it is addictive! My youngest daughter, Diana, 12, loves this cream with everything.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For nonna's italian cream

  • 15 oz
    whole milk ricotta - well drained
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese - room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 7 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract
  • maraschino cherries/pistachios

How To Make nonna's italian cream

  • 1
    Blend well drained ricotta with the cream cheese using a hand mixer on low speed or by hand.
  • 2
    Add heavy cream, sugar and almond extract. Mix well.
  • 3
    Spoon into a decorative bowl and top with maraschino cherries (pistachios crushed or any other favorite topping). Chill at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!

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