Cool, refreshing, pretty and wonderfully appetizing. Originally, Bon Appetit - 2001. We added cream cheese to the ricotta to make this a smooth, luscious dessert.Why not use this with cranberries for Thanksgiving? Haven't done it as yet but why not? If you can find fresh ricotta, which is less grainy, then use it and omit the cream cheese. Can be made 1 day ahead, keep refrigerated and stir before using. It is very easy - time involved is refrigerator time. Update...03/2006 Serve with Amaretti cookies, coarsely chopped and add 3 tbsp. Amaretto liqueur.