Friday, February 7, 2014

What's cookin'? - Italian dessert!

My friend Kelly commented that this was one of her favorite things I've made for her, So I thought I was about time I honored her request!

An easy dessert that pairs well with your Italian food is ricotta ice cream with honey and almonds.
It is such a simple dessert yet it is really impressively delicious.

Make sure you use a good quality ice cream so that you get the optimum flavor and creaminess of this dessert.

 3/4 c Sliced almonds
1/2 gallon Vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 c ricotta cheese
1/2 c Honey

* Toast almonds:  You can do them in the oven 350°, 5-10 minutes OR toast in a small frying pan over low heat until golden brown - five minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool completely.

* Put a large metal bowl in the freezer.

* The ice cream stand at room temp until it begins to soften.

*  Purée ricotta  and honey in a food processor until smooth.

* Remove the chilled bowl from the freezer and transfer the ice cream to it. Stir until smooth.

* Add ricotta mixture to ice cream and stir.

* Transfer ice cream mixture to a shallow pan (stainless steel is recommended) and return it to the freezer, covered, about one hour - until it's firm and you can scoop it.

* Top with the toasted almonds.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe...and you! Hope others try delicious!