Ricotta Cappucino

The other day I found myself with some leftover fresh Italian ricotta cheese. Not wanting to let it go to waste, I decided to make Ricotta Cappucino from Giada de Laurentis. It’s sort of like a fancier version of vanilla pudding, and it’s incredibly easy to whip together. You can see the little flecks of vanilla bean in it-they’re expensive, but add so much flavor. 
Ricotta Cappucino (from Giada DeLaurentis)
15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean (Giada calls for half but I just used the whole thing).
1/2 tablespoon instant espresso powder
Pinches of cocoa powder and cinnamon to sprinkle on top
Crushed biscotti to crumble on top (I couldn’t find any so I used butter cookies)

Place the sugar in the bowl of a food processor and add the seeds scraped from the vanilla bean. Mix to make vanilla sugar. Add the instant espresso powder and the ricotta and mix until smooth. Place the mixture into ramekins (or mugs), and refrigerate for at least an hour. When ready to serve, top with a pinch of cinnamon, pinch of cocoa powder, and crumbled cookies on top.

Makes 4 (1/2 cup) servings.

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  1. Tiffany Leigh wrote:

    Looks amazing!!! Happy Holidays Jackie!

    Published 12.23.13 · Reply
  2. Alli wrote:

    Wow, that looks fantastic!

    Published 12.23.13 · Reply
  3. Holly Kvinge wrote:


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  4. Jen Dang @ Skirt The Rules wrote:

    Umm this looks DELICIOUS!

    xx Jen

    Published 12.24.13 · Reply
  5. Thanks Alli! Hope you had a great Christmas πŸ™‚

    Published 12.26.13 · Reply
  6. Thanks Jen! Happy holidays!

    Published 12.26.13 · Reply