Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream


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  • 1 c. ricotta cheese (whole milk)
  • 1 T. honey
  • ½ tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 3 T. balsamic vinegar (Use a white flavored balsamic, I use a strawberry balsamic)
  • 1 T. dark brown sugar
  • 1 lb. Fresh Strawberries
  • Fresh Basil


  1. Mix ricotta, honey and vanilla in food processor until the ricotta is smooth.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small sauce pan, stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cook for three minutes.
  5. Once cooled completely gently stir in the strawberries and basil.
  6. Layer the strawberries and ricotta into four glasses and serve immediately.
  7. Garnish with addition basil.