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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vanilla Ricotta Creme

Here's a nice easy dessert that I found through the South Beach Diet cookbook for Ricotta Creme dessert. I'll list the basic recipe, but you can add all sorts of flavorings to make it a special treat for any mood.


Vanilla Ricotta Creme Dessert
Serves 2

1 C part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 packages sugar substitute (I use splenda)

With a blender, whiz up the ingredients until the cheese is nice and smooth - I've found an immersion blender works great for this.

Pour mixture into individual serving cups and refrigerate until ready to eat.

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Variations:

Orange (pictured): add 1 T orange liqueur, or a bit of orange zest
Almond: add 1/2 tsp almond extract and reduce vanilla extract to 1/4 tsp. Top with toasted slivered almonds.
Mocha: add 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Just before serving, top with a dash of espresso powder and 1 tsp mini chocolate chips.
Lime Zest: add 1/2 tsp grated lime zest
Peanut Butter and Chocolate: add 2 T peanut butter and 1 tsp cocoa powder, then blend.
Pumpkin: Add 2 T canned pumpkin puree and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Top with a tsp of whipped cream.
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Experiment with flavors on your own, then let me know what you did so I can try them too!
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The texture of this recipe is very loose. If you want it to be more like a pudding, mix in a beaten egg, spray an oven-safe dish and bake until a knife comes out clean. Equally as yummy!

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13 comments:

  1. Painting takes forever, doesn't it?

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  2. paint on my sister paint on! You'll be soooo glad you did, when you're done...
    HEY! I make that all the time, the ricotta dessert-i love the pumpkin one too :-)
    Thanks for saying hey; I'll be sending good juju for tired arm shoulder and neck muscles your way!
    XOXOXOXOXO Rhonda Roo

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  3. Delicious looking kitchen and Creme!

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  4. Paint on yeah!! Looking good...

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  5. your kitchen is looking fabulous, dahling!! are you loving it (the colors, not the painting!)?!! i'm going to try the ricotta creme....i'm thinking mocha first, then pumpkin..... paint on! :))

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  6. hey
    missy

    bring some of this yumminess over
    when you pop in to paint my kitchen,
    why don't cha?


    :-)








    no
    really.

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  7. Is there something in the air...cuz I've been a paintin' momma too lately.

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  8. Like how your resipe matches your new colors! Looks like the newest color for Kitchens: Vanilla Ricotta Cream.

    Are you listening to music? As it's fun to whistle as you work?

    Are you fini?
    Hugs~
    xox
    Constance

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  9. Well i was hungry, and i wanted to see how your kitchen was coming along...so I came back
    {helps herself to ricotta creme and stares at kitchen in progress}

    oh yes. It's gonna be good.....

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  10. This dessert looks yummy, and the painting is looking great!! Yes, and I too say, paint on . . .

    Nancy

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  11. If I make you a Portuguese dessert, will you come over and help me paint my kitchen :)

    I'm loving your color palette!

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  12. Hello Kate,

    Ricotta cream? Mmmmmmm...I used to eat ricotta with sugar as a girl...
    But cream is so sophisticated...
    Makes me wish some good cannoli...


    ~ Gabriela ~

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