Vanilla Ricotta Creme Dessert
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.
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.
~Experiment with flavors on your own, then let me know what you did so I can try them too!
~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!
~As for the kitchen makeover, here's a little taste of progress made this week:
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