Berry-Ricotta Ice Cream: A great way to use up extra Ricotta Cheese.
Ice Cream Recipe That Uses Ricotta Cheese
If you have ever had extra ricotta cheese and didn't want to waste it, Berry-Ricotta Ice Cream is a recipe for you! You can put in any type of berries you have on hand.
It makes about 4 servings. I found this recipe in the July/August 2012 Whole Living magazine. Berry-Ricotta Ice Cream is healthy, easy to make and tasty!
- 1 1/4 cups ricotta
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- a pinch coarse salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup berries
- Puree ricotta, sugar, vanilla, salt.
- Stir in cream.
- Freeze in ice cream maker, then mix in berries.
- Transfer to a container and freeze until firm.
Ricotta Ice Cream
Because of its creamy texture, ricotta ice cream would be great paired with berries. You could either sprinkle them on top or you could mix them right in while you are making the ice cream.
Try making a banana split and add the berry ricotta ice cream to the top to create an elegant dessert.
You could also use Vanilla cookies to dip in the ice cream!
For a fun treat, place a scoop of berry ricotta ice cream beside pancakes in the morning for the kids.
What Is Ricotta Cheese?
- Ricotta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ricotta (Italian pronunciation: [riˈkotta]) is an Italian whey cheese made from sheep (or cow, goat, or Italian water buffalo) milk whey left over from the production of cheese.