June 24, 2012

Dark Chocolate Ricotta Mousse




Dark chocolate is heart-healthy and ricotta is low-fat. I posted this recipe about a year ago but since most of my current blog friends have not seen it, I am posting it again. A very easy and light recipe, especially nice for a summer dessert. Enjoy!

Ingredients
4 ounces semi-sweet Dark Chocolate
2 cups part-skim Ricotta Cheese
2 tablespoons Confectioners' Sugar

Directions
1. In a food processor, blend the ricotta, sugar and dark chocolate.
2. Pour into ramekins or dessert dishes. That's it, done!
3. Can be refrigerated until ready to serve, up to 2 days.
4. Top with shaved chocolate, sliced berries or whipped cream.

The French Chef, Julia Child, liked to serve Chocolate Mousse with just a dollop of whipped cream saying, "It neither needs, nor wants, much adornment." I'm with Julia!

Adapted from Real Simple Recipes, Feb. 2009

©2012 JerseyLil’s 2 Cents

19 comments:

  1. I love how versatile ricotta is, and usually forget to keep it stocked in my fridge - a good reminder! There are a lot of summer recipes I would like to try out. Warm weather seems to bring with it a desire for new yummy things to cool off with - and low-fuss is always appreciated!

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    1. You are so right, Melody! Thanks! :)

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  2. You always have the best recipes and jokes. That looks really yummy. I need a cool treat right now. My son and I are making a putting green in our back yard and it is 98 degrees. Good thing you can't smell me.

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    1. Thanks, Kristina! This is really easy and yummy! Good luck with that putting green!:)

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  3. OMG! Sounds and looks so delicious! And even better that it's basically a healthy dessert as well. ;p Love it! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe again! :-)

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    1. You’re very welcome, Alexandra! I think you’ll really like this recipe and I know you love desserts (when I saw that strawberry cake with custard filling on your site I wanted a piece)!! :)

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  4. I have been waiting for your next creation, and now I am so pleased that I was patient enough. This sounds and looks delicious, I can't wait to try it. I always have ricotta in my fridge, It's and Italian staple. :)

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    1. Thanks, Alessandra! This is delicious and I love ricotta too (part Italian on my mom’s side). Sometimes I just mix vanilla and fresh berries in ricotta, it’s so good and healthy. Btw, I tried the Sweet Bean Burgers recipe on your site, very tasty, I loved it!! You have a great food blog! :)

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  5. Hmmm, chocoloate. Hmmmm, strawberries!

    I am staying away from this recipe.

    Down boy, bad recipe. Down I say!

    Robert

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  6. Madilyn, these heavenly desserts are driving me mad. And this one looks so easy to make. Yikes!

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    1. Yes, Marty, I am posting these just to drive you mad with hunger for chocolate...LOL! You’ll like this one! :)

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  7. This is my favorite dessert. Thank you JerseyLil. It looks so easy, I'm going to make this. Thank you. I love mousse!!!!!

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    1. Thanks CrazyMama! I love mousse too and this recipe is so easy and yummy!! :)

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  8. You've been tagged. Take a look at my blog to see what I mean.

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    1. Tagged...LOL! I’ll go to your blog and check it out!

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  9. This looks so yummy. I am trying the recipe this weekend.

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    1. Thanks! It is really yummy...enjoy! :)

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