Alberti’s Christmas Crema

Alberti’s Christmas Crema

A satisfying dessert that’s a cross between a mousse and a cheesecake filling. Quick and easy to make and a perfect ending to a great meal.

Serves 4-6


  • 500g ricotta
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp Marsala wine
  • 125ml Italian espresso
  • Coffee beans, to decorate


Put the ricotta and mascarpone in a large bowl and whisk quickly, until smooth. Add the sugar, Marsala wine and coffee, and whisk again quickly, until smooth – do not overwork it.

Pour into small bowls or glasses, then chill for at least eight hours. Just before serving, top each bowl with 3 coffee beans which symbolise health, happiness, and prosperity.

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