Whipped Honey Ricotta

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Whipped Honey Ricotta is a popular appetizer that’s super easy to make. With just 5 ingredients you can have a great appetizer ready for an impromptu party or to take to a potluck gathering.

The bright flavors of lemon and thyme shine in this recipe along with the citrus notes in the honey.

A hand dipping a pita chip into whipped honey ricotta.

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What ingredients do I need for whipped honey ricotta?

With just a handful of ingredients and less than 10 minutes of your time, you can have a quick and delicious appetizer ready for an impromptu gathering.

  • Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese – Don’t use skim milk ricotta cheese. This honey whipped ricotta is a bit thin but would be thinner if you didn’t use whole milk ricotta.
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil adds great flavor over a neutral oil like canola.
  • Sea Salt – Table salt is a great substitute.
  • Orange Blossom Honey – I used AdagioBees orange blossom honey. It’s a favorite honey that’s full of citrus notes.
  • Fresh Thyme Leaves – A great way to use up your garden’s bounty. I don’t recommend dried.
  • Lemon Zest and Juice – In addition to flavor, lemon brightens up the recipe.
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A lemon, a jar of olive oil, a jar of honey, a container of ricotta cheese and springs of fresh thyme on a table.

Pro Tip:

Roll the lemon on the counter with a bit of pressure. It will maximize the amount of juice you get from it.

What can I serve with whipped ricotta with honey?

I’ve found that pita chips or my homemade tortilla chips are the most popular dippers. Sliced pita bread is also a great dipper as are vegetables such as cucumber rounds, carrot and celery sticks, and bell pepper strips.

While whipped honey ricotta is delicious as a dip on its own, it would also be a unique addition to a charcuterie board.

Overhead view of honey whipped ricotta dip in an orange bowl.

Tips and Substitutions

The orange blossom honey I used really compliments the lemon and thyme, however, you could also try this recipe with Tupelo honey, which is mildly floral and slightly fruity.

Hot honey would also be another honey variety to use in this whipped ricotta recipe. Add some hot honey whipped ricotta to a charcuterie board for a different flavor. Try whatever honey you like and you could wind up with a plethora of whipped honey recipes in your repertoire.

As I mentioned in the ingredient list above, use only whole milk ricotta.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • CREAMY TEXTURE – Honey whipped ricotta dip offers a smooth texture that is satisfying to the palate. The ricotta cheese is whipped to a smooth and airy consistency, making it delightful to spread on crackers or dip with fruits and vegetables.
  • BALANCED FLAVOR – Including honey in the ricotta creates a balance between sweet and savory flavors. The natural sweetness of honey combined with the tartness of lemon complements the mild and slightly salty taste of ricotta cheese.
  • VERSATILE – Use honey whipped ricotta in a myriad of ways. It can be served with fresh fruit like strawberries, apples, or figs for a fruity and creamy combination. Spread it on toast, bagels, or crackers for a delightful snack or breakfast option, or use it on a wrap with veggies, chicken, or roast beef.
Whipped honey ricotta in a food processor.

How do you make whipped ricotta?

I used a food processor to make whipped honey ricotta but a hand mixer would work too. You just have to be very careful not to make the mixture too runny.

Clean up is easy with this whipped honey ricotta recipe because all of the ingredients go into the bowl of the food processor at the same time.

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Whipped Honey Ricotta

Whipped honey ricotta is a fresh and flavorful appetizer.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Crackers, vegetables, pita chips, or crostini for serving


  • In the bowl of a food processor add the ricotta, olive oil, sea salt, orange blossom honey, thyme, and lemon zest. Whip until smooth and fluffy but do not over-process.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust seasonings, adding more if desired.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, and sprinkle with some thyme leaves and lemon zest. Give a few turns of cracked black pepper over the top too.

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  1. I’ve been looking for some new protein packed afternoon snacks and this is definitely something I’d love!

5 from 13 votes (13 ratings without comment)

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