Now you can observe my ricotta cream with coffee in its natural habitat. This is a rare moment. They usually appear in pairs, as a conclusion to lunches or dinners, or as a casual weekend treat. And this particular one is none other than the coffee-flavored ricotta version!
About my coffee and ricotta cream
- 4.5oz ricotta cheese
- 100 ml heavy cream (animal-origin, minimum 30% fat)
- half a package of whipped cream stabilizer (optional)
- about 2 teaspoons powdered sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 teaspoons good quality espresso coffee
- amaretto liqueur (optional but highly recommended)
- Any cookie or almond slices for decoration
- Whip the heavy cream with the whipped cream stabilizer and half of the sugar.
- Mix the other half of the sugar and cocoa powder in the ricotta cheese, and add the coffee and half of the whipped cream.
- At this point, you can also add a tiny bit of amaretto if desired.
- Take two fancy glasses,
- divide the cocoa cream, and spoon it into the bottom of the glasses.
- Then add a layer of whipped cream,
- and top it with crumbled cookies and toasted almond slices for decoration.
THE SEcrets of Creamy ricotta with coffee
This dessert is ready quickly. What’s important is to work with good-quality ingredients! To choose the best ricotta for making cream, you should consider a few factors that contribute to its quality and taste:
Freshness: Look for ricotta that is fresh and recently made. Fresher ricotta will have a smoother texture and a milder, creamier flavor.
Texture: The ricotta should be smooth and creamy without graininess or lumps. It should have a slightly thick consistency, similar to a soft cream cheese.
Ingredients: Check the label to ensure the ricotta is made from high-quality ingredients, such as whole milk, whey, and possibly some cream. Avoid ricotta that contains additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors.
Fat Content: Ricotta with a slightly higher fat content, such as whole milk ricotta, tends to yield a richer and creamier result when making the cream.
Taste: Taste a small amount of the ricotta before purchasing it to assess its flavor. It should have a mild, slightly sweet taste with a subtle tang.
Brand or Producer: If you have had positive experiences with a particular brand or producer, you should stick with them, as consistency in quality is essential for a successful cream.
Packaging: Opt for ricotta in a sealed container to ensure freshness and hygiene.