Nonna's Italian Cream

Denise Lepard


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 vote
15 Min


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


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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts