Tuesday, July 24, 2012

No Bake Recipe #7...Dessert!

I just wouldn't be happy making all of these no-bake recipes without including a few desserts here and there.  Would you believe this recipe is healthy?  Well, it is and it's low-fat!

I need to be perfectly honest here.  
The first time I made this it sucked! 
(And I don't normally say that about anything food related) 

I accidentally bought 90% dark chocolate instead of 70% and it was super bitter.  I didn't have half-and-half but I had heavy whipping cream left over from another creation.  To make matters worse, I left the chocolate in the microwave a bit too long.

I'm not one to let a little no-bake recipe get the better of me so off to the store I went to pick up more ingredients.  The second time around was much better!  I used milk chocolate and half-and-half this time and it was delicious!

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
Adapted from BHG

6 ounces dark or milk chocolate, chopped
*I liked it better with milk chocolate*
1 -15 ounce container part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Raspberries or small strawberries (optional)
Mint leaves (optional)

Place chopped chocolate in a 2-cup glass measure or small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on 70% power (medium-high) for 1 minute; stir. Microwave on 70% power for 1 to 2 minutes more, or until chocolate is melted, stirring every 15 seconds.

In a food processor bowl combine cheese, half-and-half, and vanilla. Cover and process until combined. Add melted chocolate while food processor is running. Process until well combined. Spoon into demitasse cups or small bowls. Serve immediately, or cover and chill for up to 24 hours. If desired, garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves.


  1. That looks good! Very easy recipe!

  2. Thank you Pamela. It was delicious the second time around.

  3. I am so not a baker so any dessert I can make that requires no baking is definitely high on my list. This sounds delicious!

  4. Sounds yummy! I'll have to try this. I found you through the MadeInADay Blog Hop. Looking forward to staying connected!

    Best regards,

  5. Oh my goodness, this sounds so yummy! And who doesn't like chocolate! I am a new follower through the blog hop....do come visit me too!

  6. Sounds super delicious and looks great!

  7. That sounds and looks amazing! I love mousse, but have never made it. This actually sounds like something I can handle. So in the mood for rich chocolate now. Will try this very soon!

  8. WOW!!! That sounds delicious!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  9. Wow, that is so pretty, and it sounds SO good! I can't wait to try it!

  10. HI, I just found your blog through the blog hop at The Grant Life, and you HAD me at the red and white polka dot mug!

    And, I just became your newest follower, yay! Would so appreciate if you would stop by and follow back! Thanks so much, and have a great weekend!!!

  11. Hopping over here from Delicate Construction. This sounds amazing! I love no bake desserts, especially for the summer.

  12. Loving this recipe! Stopping over from Heavenly Treats Sunday (yes, I’m late!) Come visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

  13. I'm loving all of these no-bake, make in the microwave desserts!! They don't help my weight loss, but I love them just the same!!

    I'd love to invite you to share this recipe at my link party ~ Mom's Test Meal Monday's!

    Have a great day!


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