You’re going to hate me for this ….
This is a creamy mouth watering dessert that is easy and fast to make. It does not require cooking and can be made with dozens of flavorings and variations.
It is IMPORTANT to note that this is not low-calorie, nor is it low fat. It would be a good fit for someone on a high protein eating plan. It is VERY low carb.
8 ounces cream cheese (use low fat if you’d like)
1 1/4 to l 1/2 cups whipping cream
8 packets of Splenda sugar substitute
** flavoring to taste
I like fairly strong flavors but the amount used depends on the brand and the type of flavorings. So far I’ve tried this with orange extract, lemon extract, Mexican vanilla, strawberry extract. I’ve also tried it with a mint flavoring, but will admit that it was my least liked of the bunch.
Another great combo is an ounce of dark chocolate melted with vanilla extract or with orange extract. Yummy and is really satisfying if you have a big time chocolate craving.
Put the cream cheese in a bowl and mix until smooth and creamy. I actually zap the cream cheese for less than a minute in the microwave. This makes it way easier to mix. Warning: IF you go the microwave route, really watch closely and heat for only 15 seconds at a time. It is very easy to go from soft to totally fried!
Add the flavoring extract (and melted chocolate) and the Splenda and mix thoroughly.
Beat the whipping cream until quite stiff.
Take about a 1/2 cup of the whipped cream and mix it into the cream cheese mix.
FOLD the rest of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mix. Taste and add more flavoring if you’d like.
Pour into pretty serving dishes and put into the refrigerator to cool until you can’t stand it any longer and just have to take one out and eat it (just one?) .
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET FANCY:
Decorate with grated chocolate or grated orange or lemon rind, or sliced strawberries.
Pour or pipe into a chocolate shell instead of a serving dish
Pour or pipe into an already baked tart shell.
Won’t last long!
NUMBER OF SERVINGS? Hmmm should I tell you the truth or not? Oh well … you’ll probably figure it out anyway! In my household, there is evidence that this will only make two servings. If you have a lot of restraint it can probably be portioned into 8 to 10 servings. If you serve it to your girlfriends and tell them it is very high fat, you might get lucky and have some left over! BUT … don’t hold your breath, the girls have been known to ask for seconds!
In the photo:
These are purchased dark chocolate cups. Spoon the dessert filling to the top of the cups and level off. Use an aerosol whipping cream, or make your own and use a piping bag to decorate the tops of the cups. Sprinkle with a touch of good quality cocoa powder.