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Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Inactive Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal
Author Ellie Krieger


  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 16 oz strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves cut into ribbons


  1. Put the ricotta cheese, honey and vanilla extract into the small bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  2. In a small saucepan combine the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely.

  3. In a medium bowl, toss the berries with the basil and the balsamic syrup.

  4. Divide the cream among 4 cocktail glasses, top with the berry mixture and serve.