I haven’t used ricotta cheese much, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this dessert. It’s light, refreshing, creamy, and not too much of a diet buster.
Adapted from: The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston, MD
15 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
3 packets artificial sweetened
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
zest of one lime
Combine all ingredients. Divide into servings dishes. If desired, reserve a small amount to pipe on top with a star tip. Garnish with additional lime zest (optional). Chill until ready to serve. If I’m the only one eating this, I mix it all up; put it back in the ricotta cheese container, and just dish out a 1/3 (approx. 1/2 c.) at a time.
Makes 3 servings
Variations: substitute lemon zest for lime, omit zest all together for a vanilla version.