Ricotta Cream with Coffee – Recipe

creamy ricotta coffee in a glass cups

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.


coffee with ricotta cream on a table

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.

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