Summer Berry Ricotta Parfait

This parfait starts with our fresh nor ricotta, slightly sweetened, and is layered with berries for a refreshing, healthy treat.

Ingredients:

16 oz nor ricotta

3 tbsp local honey (sugar can be substituted) 1tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp lemon zest 1-2tsp fresh mint or basil, minced 2 blueberries 1 lb. strawberries, chopped

Directions:

Combine ricotta, honey (or sugar), and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Whisk with a hand mixer until well combined and the ricotta seems fluffy.

Toss strawberries with chopped mint or basil, and set aside. To assemble the parfaits, spoon 1-2 tbsp of the sweetened ricotta mixture to the bottom of a tall glass. Top with a layer of strawberries, more ricotta, a layer of blueberries, then repeat layers until glass if full.

Garnish with a sprig of mint or basil, if desired.

Notes:

* Sweetened ricotta mixture can be done ahead of time and covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.

* Assembled parfaits can be covered and refrigerated 4-5 hours in advance

photo credit: ID 10821094 © William Berry | Dreamstime.com

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