This mascarpone dessert contains less than 1g net carb per serving! It's a creamy and zesty sugar free treat!
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This recipe was created when I was trying to make a no carb dessert (did you see my recent recipe for no carb ice cream?). I've used mascarpone cheese, confectioner's Swerve, lemon zest, and lemon extract. That's it!
Now the jury seems to be out on the exact carbohydrate count of mascarpone. For a 1 ounce / 28 gram / 1 tablespoon serving, EatThisMuch says 0.5g carbs, Nutritionix says 0.9g carbs, and NutritionData says it is zero! The USDA database contains several entries, and the carbohydrate count also varies. So let's just say it probably depends on the brand, and that the carb count is very low to zero!
Lemon juice does contains a few carbs (but only around 0.3 per teaspoon), which is why I've used lemon zest and extract. But if you wanted to add a splash of fresh lemon juice then feel free.
Also, I've made this recipe just for a single serving, but it would be perfectly easy to make it for more people!
How to Make Lemon Mascarpone Dessert
Place all the ingredients into a bowl and stir well to combine. Test for sweetness and sharpness, and add more sweetener and/or lemon as necessary.
Transfer to a small serving dish and garnish with extra lemon zest.
Quick and easy! This would be the perfect end to a heavy Italian meal – a delicious creamy zesty antidote to all that tomato and cheese!
- Place all the ingredients into a bowl and stir well to combine. Test for sweetness and sharpness, and add more sweetener and/or lemon as necessary.
- Transfer to a small serving dish and garnish with extra lemon zest.
Less than 1g net carb per serving (whole recipe), not including optional lemon juice.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 510Total Fat 51gSaturated Fat 31gCholesterol 113mgSodium 62mgCarbohydrates 0.8gNet Carbohydrates 0.8gFiber 0gProtein 8g