WHIPPED RICOTTA: my whipped ricotta! My favorite recipe ever!
THE LIGHT ALTERNATIVE TO WHIPPED CREAM!
I love it so much that today I dedicate a whole post to my beloved whipped ricotta, with the step-by-step photos recipe and the REEL on my Instagram profile (you can see by clicking here).
SOME IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:
- In order to get the same consistency of whipped cream and to replace it, our ricotta must be whipped when is hot and then it has to cool very well.
- The basic recipe is neutral in order to be used both in sweet and savory recipes: from time to time you will decide whether to sweeten it or not depending on the use you will have to make of it.
- You can use different types of ricotta: cow, goat, sheep and buffalo ricotta. If it is too dry you will have to add 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk (or whey) when you heat it, to get it very soft.
HOW TO USE YOUR WHIPPED RICOTTA:
You can use whipped ricotta for many different recipes. Here are some examples:
- Filling for crepes: mixed with a spreadable cocoa and hazelnut cream it becomes a delicious filling for crepes for the weekend breakfast.
- Base for mousse: mixed with low-fat yogurt, it becomes the perfect base for a delicate mousse. Or, together with white chocolate and marshmallows, it becomes the light version of Nigella’s instant chocolate mousse.
- Cupcake decoration: Honey, ricotta and lemon are the perfect ingredients for a fragrant decoration for your lemon cupcakes.
- Topping for cakes: as in this Light kiwi cake entirely covered with whipped ricotta.
- Filling for cheesecake: enriched with candied orange peel, it becomes a perfect filling for a delicious no bake cookies cake.
- immersion blender
- 250 gr ricotta cheese
- Pour ricotta cheese with its serum in a saucepan and put it on low heat.
- Stir well with a hand whisk and cook for 5 minutes.
- Blend immediately with the immersion blender for 3-5 minutes: you'll see it become creamy, smooth and velvety.
- Cover with film, let cool and refrigerate for 2 hours: it must be very cold to become like whipped cream.
- Now you can use whipped ricotta to replace whipped cream in your sweet or savory recipes.