This ginger mascarpone cream dip recipe can be enjoyed during any season, and makes a great dish for parties and get-togethers.
People have used ginger in cooking and medicine since ancient times. With many health benefits, ginger can aid in treating such ailments as arthritis, inflammation and digestive issues. It can also be used to help fight the flu and common cold. Researchers have also studied its potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other health problems.
Whether using fresh ginger root, dried, or crystalized, as in this recipe, ginger is a great way to add fresh flavor to a variety of meals and recipes!
Ginger Mascarpone Dip Ingredients
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
8 oz. mascarpone cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup crystallized ginger, well-chopped
Place a metal mixing bowl in the refrigerator to chill. Once it’s cold, beat the heavy whipping cream in the cold bowl until soft peaks form (when you pull the whisk or beater out, it will stand up then fall back a little). Do not over whip the cream or it will curdle and you will have to start over.
Gently blend in the mascarpone cream, then gently blend in the sugar and ginger. Depending on your taste preference you could add more or less sugar and ginger.
Suggested dippers: apple slices, dark chocolate, ginger snaps and chocolate snaps.
Photography by Sarah Kurtanich