A Recipe to Make Summer Memories with Your Family; Balsamic Strawberries and Honey-Ricotta Cream

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Think of Strawberries and Cream but with an adult twist. This lovely Balsamic Strawberries and Honey-Ricotta Cream recipe will elevate your dessert game, that’s for sure! 

See what summer memories come up for you while you and your family are preparing this recipe for a twist on Strawberries and Cream. Berry picking with your parents, strawberry pie-eating contests at the state fair, a deep-fried strawberry mishap.  Not only will you be sharing your memories, but you’ll also be making new ones.

Balsamic Strawberries with Honey-Ricotta Cream

Balsamic Strawberries and Honey-Ricotta Cream
Serves 4

Ingredients:
For Ricotta Cream:
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For Berry Sauce:
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
¼ cup cranberry juice

For Balsamic Strawberries:
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 16oz. container of fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered

Garnish: fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (cut into thin ribbons)

Procedure:
For the Ricotta Cream:
In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta, zest, honey, and vanilla.  Mix until well blended and smooth.  Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

For the Berry Sauce:
In a blender, puree the berries and juice until smooth.  Divide the sauce between 4 parfait bowls.  Chill for 10 minutes.

For the Balsamic Strawberries:
In a small sauce pot, heat the balsamic vinegar and sugar and allow to simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Allow this to cool completely.  Toss with the quartered strawberries.

When you are ready to assemble, divide the balsamic berries between the 4 bowls that you placed the berry sauce in.  Top off with the honey-ricotta cream and serve with thinly sliced basil.

If you like this recipe, try our Grilled Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes.

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