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Chocolate ricotta mousse

February 2, 2013

chocolate ricotta mousseChocolate Ricotta Mousse

We were all having a chocolate craving last week and no one was disappointed with this treat.  I was a little worried the kids wouldn’t eat it, because it did have a mild texture difference from regular mousse, but they surprised me and couldn’t get enough.  In fact, they’ve both asked for it a week later, so I’m sure I’ll be making it again.

And as for the texture thing?  If you’ve ever eaten a cannoli, you’ll know what I mean.  It was kind of a silkier chocolate version of cannoli filling, to me.  To the kiddos, however, it was chocolate mousse through and through, and perfectly delicious.

Recipe:  Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

(adapted from Everyday Food)

2 c. fat free ricotta cheese
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1/2 c. granulated sugar
pinch of salt
mini chocolate chips and whipped cream, for garnish

In a food processor, pulse ricotta and cocoa powder until completely smooth.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Place egg whites, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a medium heatproof mixing bowl, set over a pot of simmering water.  Whisk and cook until sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm to the touch, about 3 minutes.  Remove bowl from heat and beat mixture on high until stiff glossy peaks form, about 5 minutes.  With a rubber spatula, gently fold egg white mixture into ricotta mixture.  Divide mousse among 6 ramekins.  Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours.  To serve, top with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips or shave chocolate.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2013 7:05 pm

    Oooo! I’m having a chocolate craving right now and I just happen to have ricotta in the fridge..

  2. February 4, 2013 5:16 pm

    Hi Michelle, Can’t find an email for you. Want to feature one of your recipes in a slideshow, Could you email me at tinnedtomatoes@googlemail.com Thanks Jac :)

  3. oneordinaryday permalink
    February 4, 2013 6:14 pm

    Sounds great, Jacqueline. Can you send me the link so I can take a peek when you’re done? :)
    Thanks!
    ~ Michelle

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