Moosewood’s Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 lb. ricotta cheese
  • 1 s/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey, or other sweetener to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • Fresh fruit or shaved chocolate
  1. Combine melted chocolate, ricotta cheese, 1 tsp. of vanilla, and honey in a blender or food processor bowl and whirl until very smooth.
  2. Pour into dessert cups and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, combine heavy cream, remaining 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, and maple syrup, and whip until stiff.
  4. Serve the mousse topped with whipped cream, and garnished with fresh fruits or shaved chocolate.
  5. Makes 6 servings.

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