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Low Carb Cherry Ricotta Dessert

This sugar free and low carb cherry dessert is made from Jello and ricotta, and is perfect for Valentine's Day!Low Carb Cherry Ricotta Dessert - sugar free recipe made from Jello and ricotta

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Although this dessert can be made with any flavor of Jello, I decided to use cherry because it isn't a fruit I often get to work with, and it gives such a fantastic color! There are various different ways of making this “standard” low carb dessert – sugar free Jello can be mixed with cream cheese, small curd cottage cheese, or in this case, ricotta! As the flavor of ricotta is so mild, the dessert really doesn't taste cheesy at all, and in fact it slightly dulls down the synthetic Jello taste in quite a pleasing way!

How to Make a Low Carb Cherry Ricotta Dessert

Pour the sugar free cherry Jello crystals into a deep bowl and pour one cup of boiling water over them. Whisk until the crystals have all dissolved. Add one cup of ice cold water and whisk again. Let cool, then place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Getting the timing of this is a little tricky as you don't want the Jello to be too set – so if in doubt leave it in for a shorter time instead of longer.

Remove from the Jello from the fridge, add the ricotta cheese, and use an electric whisk to mix the Jello and ricotta together until smooth and well blended. My hand mixer is really powerful which is very useful for this recipe – you want to get that ricotta properly incorporated so the final result doesn't feel grainy.

Divide the mixture between two glasses or bowls, cover, and return to the fridge for at least an hour.

Just before serving, grate some dark chocolate (something like Green & Blacks 85% or Lily's Dark Chocolate would be ideal) over the top, if desired.Low Carb Cherry Ricotta Dessert - sugar free recipe made from Jello and ricotta

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Low Carb Cherry Ricotta Dessert

Low Carb Cherry Ricotta Dessert

Yield: 2 Desserts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerator time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

This sugar free and low carb cherry dessert is made from Jello and ricotta, and is perfect for Valentine's Day!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour the Jello into a deep bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Whisk until the crystals have all dissolved.
  2. Add the ice cold water and whisk again. Let cool, then place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from the fridge, add the ricotta cheese, and use an electric whisk to mix the Jello and ricotta together until smooth and well blended.
  4. Divide the mixture between two glasses or bowls, cover, and return to the fridge for at least an hour.
  5. Just before serving, grate some dark chocolate over the top, if desired.

Notes

3g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1 Dessert
Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 31mgSodium 88mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 0gProtein 7g

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Denise

Monday 22nd of January 2018

Wondered how this would be with other jello flavors ? Anyone try them yet?

Maya | Wholesome Yum

Friday 3rd of February 2017

This turned out beautiful! Would be great for Valentine's Day!

Katrin

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Haven't had jello in ages. You have inspired me!

Sarah

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

These are adorable - and so perfect for Valentine's Day!

Kim | Low Carb Maven

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

What an easy and festive dessert! That color is so saturated. Perfect with the chocolate.

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