How To Make Ricotta Mousse

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Here’s a fantastic recipe for how to make ricotta mousse by Italian Chef Chicca Maione. She can even teach you the art of making this amazing dessert in person through her cooking classes (If you are looking for a great vacation).

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Let’s Make Ricotta Mouse!

Diet Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 200 grams / 7 oz fresh ricotta, the best you can find
  • 200 gr / 8 oz heavy cream
  • 100 gr / 3.5 oz meringues
  • fresh berries from the season or other fresh fruit
  • 30 gr / 1 oz toasted pine nuts or chocolate chips


Prep Time: 10 minutes.

Cook Time: 20 minutes.

  1. Prepare ricotta

    Beat ricotta in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.

  2. Prepare heavy whipped cream

    Pour heavy cream into another bowl and beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Test the stiffness by pulling a beater out of the cream – the whipped cream should hold its shape and cling to the beater.

  3. Mix and refrigerate

    Mix the ricotta and cream together and put the mixture into the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

  4. Final preparation

    Just before serving, break the meringues into the ricotta and cream mixture. Fold them in with a rubber spatula until combined and uniform. Spread the mixture in a serving plate to get the shape you like or serve in individual glasses.

    Note: If you add the meringues in advance, they will get too mushy and you want them crispy!

  5. Serve!

    Sprinkle the berries, toasted pine nuts and/or chocolate, and you are ready to serve!

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Need Help?


Plan it into your week

The best way to remember to make it is to plan for it. Learn about meal prep through our article Meal Prep 101, by dietician Shannon Costello.


Print out the ingredient list

Need the ingredients list on hand? Simply pull up the article on your phone (it’s mobile compatible) or click here to print it out.


Email Chicca for help

Chicca’s here to help. If you need assistance with the recipe, email her at


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Feeling adventurous? Take a trip over to Italy and take the class, led by Chicca, on how to make Ricotta Mousse (as well as many other amazing dishes)!

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About the Author

Chicca Maione

Chicca Maione

Italian Chef

Chicca is a Tuscan-based architect and passionate chef of home-cooked food. After many years of cooking for family and friends, she found her calling: teaching people how to cook authentic homemade food while sharing recipes and stories about her incredible culture. She has spread the traditional-Italian and typical-Tuscan cuisine in Italy and abroad for the past 19 years.
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* Recipe posted with permission from the author, Chicca Maione, at Cooking in Tuscany.

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