Sicilian Almond, Ricotta and Modica Raw Chocolate Cups

This is one of those recipes that are literally improvised when I have little time to prepare a dessert for surprise guests. I just open the cupboard and be creative.

This time, the result was a blend of Sicily’s best specialties concentrated in a cup.

The almond, the ricotta, the unique raw chocolate from Modica and the Marsala wine. Every teaspoon in a taste of my beautiful Sicily.

You will love it, I can guarantee that to you!

  • DifficultyVery easy
  • Preparation time15 Minutes
  • Rest time2 Hours
  • Servingmakes 4 cups
  • Cooking methodNo cooking
  • CuisineItalian


  • 400 gfresh ricotta
  • 100 gCioccolato di Modica IGP (I used vanilla flavored one )
  • 8Sicilian almond biscuits
  • 4 spoonsmarsala wine
  • q.s.candied orange and cedar peel (to decorate)


  1. – sift the ricotta onto a large bowl;

    – whip the ricotta till you get a smooth cream;

    – crush the chocolate into a blender and then reduce it to dust;

    – add the grounded chocolate to the ricotta and mix well;

    – ground the biscuits with your hands;

    – put two grounded almond biscuits on the bottom of each glass;

    – wet each base with a spoon of Marsala wine;

    – top them with the ricotta and chocolate cream;

    – decorate with the candied orange and cedar peel;

    – refrigerate for at least 2 hours in order to allow the ricotta to absorb the flavor and sugar contained into the grounded chocolate;

    – keep refrigerated and consume within 36 hours

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