Whipped Chocolate Ricotta
What tastes like ice cream and is just as creamy and decadent? This whipped chocolate ricotta, that’s what. I knoooowww, some of you guys are probably like “whatttttt? That sounds weird”. It’s not weird at all though! Think sweet like Cannoli Cones, but with chocolate and no cannoli shell. See? Total yum.
Ricotta cheese is so versatile and works so well in desserts. And best of all, this dessert is low in carbs and fat! The base for the recipe is simply ricotta cheese and cocoa powder. You can use part-skim or whole milk, I’ve used both and either works well here! From there, it’s totally up to you! For the sweetener, you can use agave, stevia, maple syrup, or honey and you can add as much or as little as you prefer. If you are not as worried about sugar, you can also stir in powdered sugar!
The add-ins are also up to you. I like adding some mini chocolate chips, but you can also stir in fresh fruit or chopped nuts. This is really a healthy dessert that’s very customizable depending on your needs but trust me, it will also satisfy your sweet tooth or ice cream cravings!
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- sweetener to taste (agave, stevia, honey, maple syrup)
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Other add-ins: nuts or fresh fruit
- Combine the ricotta cheese, cocoa powder, and sweetner (to taste) in a bowl. Beat or stir together for about 2-4 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips or other add-ins. Eat!
Nutrition facts for this recipe will vary depending on the type and amount of sweetener and/or add-ins. I calculated based on teaspoon stevia, 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips, and no other add-ins.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253 Total Fat: 14.6g Saturated Fat: 9.11g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 156mg Carbohydrates: 19.3g Protein: 15.3g