chocolate ricotta mousse

I know, I know... the name of the recipe leaves something to be desired.  It came about when Josh and I had friends over for dinner last weekend.  Our meal was fairly simple, and I was planning to make a fun dessert, when Josh reminded me that one of our guests was gluten intolerant.  After about a minute of google searching, I realized that all of my dessert repertoire includes recipes that contain gluten. So...I changed my google search and found this delicious gluten free dessert from Real Simple.   The mousse was light and delicious but also super satisfying.  We added gluten free chocolate wafers (found at the grocery store), and had a yummy treat.  I will definitely be making this again; whether or not I am entertaining with someone with a gluten intolerance.  Let me know what you think!

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
Original Recipe from Real Simple
Serves: 4


  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese (I used skim ricotta)
  • 2 Tbs. confectioner's sugar
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted, plus more for shaving on top
  • Gluten free chocolate wafers (I used Glutino, gluten free milk chocolate wafers)
  1. In a food processor, blend ricotta, melted chocolate, and sugar until smooth.  (I used an immersion blender after a failed attempt in a blender.  Work quickly, the melted chocolate cools and it becomes difficult to mix into a smooth mousse.)
  2. Divide into bowls and top with shaved chocolate and wafers.
*The mousse can be made up to two days in advance.  Be sure to bring the mousse back to room temperature (or a little cooler) before serving.  


1 comment:

  1. I agree, it's definitely a challenge to do gluten-free desserts! We once made really delicious panna cotta for a friend with a gluten allergy, and we liked it so much that it's become a go-to dessert for dinner parties for all our friends, including people without dietary restrictions. Let me know if you want the recipe :)