Whipped Ricotta
Recipe Intro From lisathompson

This simple whipped ricotta can be used as a topping on toasts, cakes, and cinnamon buns and is a fresh take on butter-laden frostings. The subtle flavor of the ricotta shines and requires only a few ingredients to prepare. Sweeten with honey, maple syrup, or cane sugar.


Prep time 6hrs
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 4 cups



  • Step 1

    Drain ricotta in a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl in the refrigerator for 6 hours to remove excess moisture.

  • Step 2

    Add ricotta, heavy cream, vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract, and sweetener of choice in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and whip on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes, until fluffy and about doubled in volume. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use on toasts, cakes, or cinnamon buns. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large tip to pipe a decorative design or swoosh with a spoon.