Fresh strawberries, aged balsamic vinegar and ricotta cheese is probably the best and the most simple dessert to make during the summer.
Excluding gelato bought from the ice-cream shop. Just kidding 🙂
Now, you might be thinking, strawberries and ricotta sounds good. But balsamic vinegar??
Yep, NOT a mistake!
As opposed to traditional balsamic vinegar, aged balsamic is sweet, has nutty flavor with pleasant notes of wood from the barrels it aged in.
It has a thick, viscous texture and just perfect level of acidity. Usually between 4 and 6.5%.
But for this particular dessert balsamic with 4% acidity is the ultimate choice.
Read more about different ways to use aged balsamic and how to choose the best aged balsamic.
If you’ve ever tried aged balsamic with strawberries you know they were made to pair.
Now imagine adding soft, creamy ricotta cheese and maybe a crumbled cookie on the top…Mmmm!!
I’ll let you describe your feelings when you try it 🙂
Best part, all it takes is time to wash and cut the strawberries, and another 30 seconds to arrange everything together.
Yes, I am serious, that’s not a recipe in a nutshell.
It’s really all that it takes.
Here’s the step-by-step.
10 fresh strawberries
1 cup ricotta cheese
Aged balsamic vinegar
2 crumbled cookies (optional)
Step 1: Wash and pat-dry strawberries with a paper towel.
Cut each strawberry in medium-size cubes.
Step 2: Arrange a bed of strawberries on the individual plate or in the dessert glass.
Pour some balsamic around and across.
Set ricotta cheese on the top. Cover with more strawberries and aged balsamic vinegar.
Take a spoon…
Deep in the mousse…
Close your eyes…
Strawberries Balsamic No Bake Dessert
- 10 fresh strawberries
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- Aged balsamic vinegar
- 2 crumbled cookies optional
- Wash and pat-dry strawberries with a paper towel. Cut each strawberry in medium-size cubes.
- Arrange a bed of strawberries on the individual plate or in the dessert glass. Pour some balsamic around and across.
- Set ricotta cheese on the top. Cover with more strawberries and aged balsamic vinegar.