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Cappuccino Parfaits

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 40 mins
  • servings: 4


  • 1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 4 crisp amaretti cookies

Cook's Note

Amaretti are crunchy Italian macaroons made from almond paste, sugar, and egg whites. You can replace with any crispy cookie of your choice.


  1. Step 1

    In a food processor, puree ricotta, sugar, and espresso powder until very smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Dividing evenly, spoon mixture into four glasses or serving dishes. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.

  3. Step 3

    Just before serving, crumble cookies over parfaits.

Everyday Food, January/February 2006