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This maple sweetened ricotta cheese maple mousse is a 4- ingredient dessert can be put together in less than 15 minutes. It is creamy, decadent and has a nice smoky flavor of pure maple syrup in every bite.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5


  • 15 oz Whole Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup dark maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

To garnish

  • Pomegranate arils
  • Chopped walnuts


  • Line colander with a cheesecloth. Place the colander over a bowl. Add ricotta cheese over the cheesecloth. Let sit overnight or 8 hours to strain.
  • Add strained ricotta with 2-3 tablespoon of maple syrup to a blender and blitz to smooth.
  • In a bowl add the blended ricotta and heavy cream and using a hand held electric mixer beat on low speed for about 4 minutes till you see the cream getting thickened.
  • Add another 3 tablespoon of maple syrup along with spices and beat for 4 more minutes or until fluffy and smooth.
  • Divide between 4 to 6 serving jars or bowls. Chill for about 3-4 hours. Serve garnished with pomegranate arils and chopped walnuts.


  1. Please make sure that the cheese and heavy cream are super cold when you start making the mousse. 
  2. Add and incorporate maple slowly while mixing the mousse.