Honey-Whipped Ricotta Topped with Strawberries and a Balsamic Glaze

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  One thing I love most about summer are the fresh strawberries. I was in the mood for something decadent, so I decided to make this creamy delicious dessert. Whole milk ricotta is whipped well with honey and topped with fresh strawberries. You can stop here or drizzle a bit of balsamic glaze over the top. The tanginess of the strawberries and balsamic nicely balance the smooth sweetness of the ricotta So delicious! And sure to wow guests if you are entertaining. And it’s decently healthy too, (for a dessert!) even though it’s high fat. The ricotta is high in protein, and strawberries, of course are full of nutrients. I hope you enjoy!

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 You Will Need:

  • 1 16 oz container of whole milk ricotta (if you want it to be extra creamy
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey depending on the sweetness you like
  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced.

To Prepare:

  1. In a blender, magic bullet or food processor, combine the ricotta cheese with about 1 tbsp of honey. I warm the honey in the microwave so it blends easier. Blend the mixture until it is soft and creamy. Taste to see if it is your desired sweetness and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, add 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar. Boil until the vinegar is thick enough to coat a spoon.
  3. In a serving container ( I used martini glasses) layer the ricotta cheese, top it with the strawberries, and drizzle the balsamic on top.

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Ethical concerns

So I understand that there are some issues with honey causing a global environmental crisis. I decided after making this recipe that I will no longer be using honey, so feel free to use agave, brown sugar syrup or whatever sugar sweetener you’d like. Honey does add a special flavor though…

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