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Lemon Zest Ricotta Creme

Dessert suitable for South Beach Diet.



  1. Mix together the ricotta, lemon zest, vanilla extract and sugar substitute in a dessert bowl.
  2. Put in refrigerator and chill for a suitable period.
  3. Enjoy!
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Ricotta creme is AWESOME! I eat it almost every day! My favorite is a chocolate version, with 1/2 tsp cocoa powder, 2 tsp Splenda and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. It's guilt-free chocolate! :)
25 Aug 08 by member: katers83
I also like to use a 1/2 package of lemon aid cool-aid
I made this with two packets of "True Lemon" crystals(found on the same aisle as the sugar substitutes) and it is by far my favorite of the Ricotta Creme desserts. I think it is because the Ricotta has a slightly tangy taste...which you can't really the "tangier" (is that a word?) the recipe the tastier the outcome! :)
25 Mar 09 by member: stacylea23
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Nutrition summary:

There are 164 calories in 1 serving of Lemon Zest Ricotta Creme.
Calorie break-down: 50% fat, 18% carbs, 32% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 81
Calories 164
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 8.97g 14%
  Saturated Fat 5.588g 28%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.296g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.624g  
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 146mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.09g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
  Sugars 1.39g  
Protein 12.95g  
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 31% Iron 3%
of RDI*
(164 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (18%)
Fat (50%)
Protein (32%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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