The cream is optional, but highly recommended if the ricotta is to be used to make desserts. Ricotta prepared with cream takes longer to drain.
Keeps one week in the refrigerator.
Sweet Ricotta for Pizzelle
Add 60 ml (1/4 cup) of icing sugar, 60 ml (1/4 cup) of grated dark chocolate and the grated zest of 1/2 lemon or orange to 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) of cooled ricotta.