Strawberry Ricotta Gelato

Good morning y’all! (Read it with a Southern accent since I’m greeting you from Georgia)

The rain doesn’t seem to stop, does it? We left South Carolina hoping for a little sunshine and the rain keeps following us. Is it raining in your area?

I clearly need another summer vacation to enjoy the sun and eat lots of frozen treats.

Speaking of frozen treats, I hope you have your spoons ready. Today we’re talking gelato! And not just any kind of gelato, strawberry ricotta gelato brought to you by none other than Chef Dennis!

You can thank me now! I’m the best, I know! (blushing)

Please say “Hi” to my wonderful friend Dennis!

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To all of you that don’t know me, I’m Chef Dennis and it’s my great pleasure to be here today guest posting on Roxana’s blog, A Little Bit of Everything!   I don’t get to do too many guest posts between work and my blog, the old chef is a busy boy!   But when Roxana asked I couldn’t say no!  Roxana and I have been blogging friends for quite some time now, and I consider myself lucky to count her as a friend……and when a friend asks you to guest post, you can’t say no, no matter how hectic life gets!

Life at the Mount has been very busy these past few weeks, and I had a feeling I would be scrambling at the end to get this post done, but I also knew it would be worth it.

If you’ve been to my blog lately, I’m sure you’re aware of my recent obsession with Strawberries.  A few weeks ago I made a Strawberry Ricotta Mousse, and after devouring the portions I had made for my post, I began wondering how this delightful dessert would be in Gelato form.

Let me tell you it didn’t disappoint.  The Strawberry flavor was incredible and the ricotta added such a unique texture to the gelato I may have to try it with fresh peaches when they come into season!  For the health conscious out there (I think I need to be one of them) feel free to swap out the heavy cream for milk.   It will cut down the fat and should actually let the strawberry flavor be more prominent.

Strawberry Ricotta Gelato

Strawberry Ricotta Gelato

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Whole Milk Ricotta
  • ½ cup Mascarpone
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 cups sliced Strawberries
  • 2 tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  1. Remove the stems and leaves from the strawberries and rinse in cold water.
  2. Place the strawberries and the sugar in a food processor and process until liquefied.
  3. In large bowl whisk together the Ricotta, Mascarpone and Confectioners’ sugar
  4. Using an electric mixer whip heavy cream and vanilla until fully whipped
  5. Mix Strawberries into the Ricotta mixture then gently fold whipped cream into it, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  6. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Notes

*Adapted from a Recipe in Taste of Italia *Strawberries always seem to make gelato or ice cream much harder so make sure you give it time to soften up before serving, Ice cream should not be eaten completely frozen, it should have more of a soft serve texture for the flavors to truly be fully appreciated

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Comments

  1. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says

    I am no where near the US but we have had loads of rain too and it’s quite chilly!
    Chef Dennis has a great blog!
    :-) Mandy

  2. says

    This looks heavenly! I haven’t busted my ice cream maker out yet this year, but this looks like a great recipe to start churning :-) No rain here in San Diego, but lots of May Gray…Hope we all get some sunshine soon!

  3. Kim Bee says

    Oh this looks yummy. I love anything ice cream related so I’d be diving into that bowl right quick.
    Dennis- Hope life slows down a bit for you over the summer. You deserve a much needed rest.
    Roxanna- Thanks for having Dennis bring this lovely treat.

  4. Kitchen Belleicious says

    all of sudden I think I need a big bowl of this and I need to go chill in the sun! It looks refreshing and perfect for our hot weather! Awesome!~

  5. says

    Wow..I can imagine how nice this would be. Great for a summer treat. Thank you Chef Dennis for sharing this slurpy gelato despite a busy schedule. Bookmarked this !

    And Roxana….have a nice vacation!

  6. Elizabeth @Mango_Queen says

    What a great recipe! And it seems so easy! I can’t wait to try this strawberry gelato recipe. Thanks for bringing Chef Dennis over here for a guest post. Nice blog, Roxana!

  7. foodwanderings says

    Nice strawberry ricotta gelato guest post by Chef Dennis Roxy. You know I love frozen desserts.:)

  8. says

    Dennis, so nice to see you here! I love, love your gelato–this is going on my to-make list for sure. The strawberries, ricotta and mascarpone are hitting all the right notes with me.

    Great guest post, Roxana! Hope the rain lets up for y’all in Georgia soon. :)

  9. Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings says

    Oh-no! I don’t have an ice cream maker…it may be time to invest in one! I am entranced by strawberries also! ‘Tis the season…

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