Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey

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5 from 1 vote
This Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey is a crowd pleaser for sure. Whipped Ricotta with Honey is so easy to make, you won't believe it!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey

This Whipped Ricotta recipe is a crowd pleaser for sure. Whipped Ricotta with Honey Dip is so easy to make, you won’t believe it!

Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey with a side of black berries and crusty bread.

All you need to make this Whipped Ricotta recipe is a few simple ingredients including ricotta cheese, olive oil, honey, salt, and fresh cracked pepper. This is the best dip to bring to any gathering, it will be a hit! For more easy appetizer and dip recipes check out this collection!


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What We Love About This Whipped Ricotta Recipe

  • 10 Minute Dip: You can make this whipped ricotta recipe in 10 minutes or less.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is 3 simple ingredients and some seasonings to taste.
  • Best Appetizer: This Whipped Ricotta recipe tastes so gourmet and upscale but is so simple to make, it will be a crowd pleaser for sure!
Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey in a top shot surrounded by crusty bread.

Ingredient Notes for Whipped Ricotta Dip

  • Ricotta: You will need a 15 oz tub of ricotta, preferably whole milk ricotta, but a ricotta with skim milk will work just fine too.
  • Olive Oil: Using a high quality extra virgin olive oil is going to make the biggest difference in terms of the flavor it will add to the ricotta dip.
  • Honey: Clover honey or any other honey of your liking will work for this recipe.
  • Pepper: Freshly cracked pepper finishes this ricotta with honey perfectly.
  • Salt: You will want to opt for sea salt, flakey sea salt or pink Himalayan salt also work.
Ricotta cheese, honey, herbs and crusty bread.

Equipment Needed for Whipped Ricotta Recipes

How to Make Whipped Ricotta with Honey

These are the basic steps for making Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

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Whipping the ingredients.

STEP 1: WHIP THE RICOTTA

Transfer ricotta cheese from tub to a mixing bowl, then use a hand mixer to beat the ricotta for about 1 minute until it has a smooth and fluffy consistency. Add in olive oil and mix until combined.

STEP 2: FINISHING OFF RICOTTA DIP

Use a spoon to transfer the whipped ricotta dip into a serving dish. Top with the remaining olive oil, as well as the honey, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper. For a little spice, you can also top with crushed red pepper flakes too.

STEP 3: SERVE RICOTTA CHEESE DIP

Once you have topped your whipped ricotta dip, serve with fresh focaccia bread of your choice and blackberries.

Finishing the dip with fresh herbs and berries.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time just whip the ricotta and store in the fridge, once you are ready to serve it take it out if the fridge and top with the warm honey.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

This recipe is best stored in airtight container in the refrigerator for up 2 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can freeze in an airtight container, however I would not recommend freezing ricotta cheese as it was change its texture when thawed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey

WHY IS RICOTTA WHIPPED RUNNY?

If your ricotta dip ends up runny that means that you whipped it too fast, to avoid this don’t start whipping ricotta with a high speed. This can happen to whipped ricotta recipes, so it is important to pay attention to this.

HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP WHIPPED RICOTTA IN THE FRIDGE?

Whipped ricotta can be kept in the fridge for 1 to 2 days before the texture will change.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, this recipe can be easily doubled or halved, just adjust ingredients proportionally according to the amount of serving you want to make.

IS RICOTTA CHEESE HEALTHY?

Ricotta cheese is a healthier choice around most cheeses as it has a low sodium and fat content.

Some cheese dip on a piece of crust bread.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Top with Fresh Herbs: For a fancy garnish and unique flavor top with fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, chives or basil.
  • Use Different types of Honey: A fun way to add a more unique flavor is to use play around with the type of honey you use, there are some many types will very different and rich flavors.
  • Add to Charcuterie Board: This whipped ricotta with honey makes for the perfect addition to any charcuterie platter.
  • Garnishes: For added color, you can garnish with red pepper flakes or lemon zest.
  • Pasta Sauce Leftovers: If you have some leftovers, you can make a creamy ricotta pasta sauce by mixing with roasted tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.
  • Whipped Ricotta Toast: Serve toasted crostini with ricotta spread, drizzle of honey, and a peach slice for a lighter dessert.
  • Food Processor: Substitute the mixer doe the processor to make this dip super easy.

What to Serve with Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey

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Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey
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Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey is a crowd pleaser for sure. Whipped Ricotta with Honey is so easy to make, you won't believe it!
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Ingredients

  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Toasted focaccia bread, for serving
  • Fresh blackberries, for serving

Instructions

  • Use a hand mixer to whip ricotta until smooth and fluffy then add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Spoon into serving dish and drizzle on remaining olive oil .
  • Warm the honey and drizzle over dip.
  • Sprinkle on salt flakes and cracked pepper.
  • Serve with focaccia and blackberries.

Expert Tips

  • Top with Fresh Herbs: For a fancy garnish and unique flavor top with fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or basil.
  • Use Different types of Honey: A fun way to add a more unique flavor is to use play around with the type of honey you use, there are some many types will very different and rich flavors.
  • Add to Charcuterie Board: This whipped ricotta with honey makes for the perfect addition to any charcuterie layout.
  • Garnishes: For added color, you can garnish with red pepper flakes or lemon zest.
  • Pasta Sauce Leftovers: If you have some leftovers, you can make a creamy ricotta pasta sauce by mixing with roasted tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.
  • Whipped Ricotta Toast: Serve toasted crostini with ricotta spread, drizzle of honey, and a peach slice.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute

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