Strawberries with Anise-Ricotta Cream

Strawberries with Anise-Ricotta Cream

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time



8 people

This easy dessert is a sophisticated twist on the favorite, strawberries and whipped cream.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Anise Seed
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • 6 cups sliced strawberries


  • 1 Remove 4 (2-inch) strips from lemon with vegetable peeler. Place in bowl of small food processor with sugar and anise seed; cover. Process until peel is finely ground. Add ricotta cheese and vanilla; cover. Process until smooth. Spoon into large bowl. Gently fold in whipped cream. Cover.
  • 2 Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  • 3 Layer strawberries and anise-ricotta cream in 8 parfait glasses. Garnish each with a whole strawberry, if desired.


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