Lemon Peel Ricotta Creme

Lemon ricotta mousse
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 60 mins
Total: 65 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
177 Calories
10g Fat
7g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 337mg 26%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 157mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This lemon peel ricotta creme recipe is fast and easy to make. It's a simple pudding made with ricotta cheese, grated lemon peel, vanilla, and sugar substitute. It's a good snack or dessert for anyone looking to reduce their refined sugar intake.

Recipe reprinted with permission from "The South Beach Diet" by Arthur S. Agatston M.D. (Ballantine Books).


  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 packet sugar substitute

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

  2. In a small bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, grated lemon peel, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute. If desired, transfer to a pretty dish and chill until ready to serve.

  3. This recipe easily can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled, but it's easier to fight the temptation to eat the whole bowl by making only one serving at a time.

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