Ricotta Cream

Ricotta Cream

This Recipe Makeover is a fat-free replacement for traditional whipped cream, saving on calories!

Per serving: 14 calories, 0.6g fat and 0.8g carbs.

Saves: 18 calories, 2.2g fat and 0.9g carbs.


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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Yield: 8 x level tablespoons

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About this Recipe Makeover

Regular whipped cream is loaded with calories, fat and sugar. Our healthier makeover recipe replaces heavy whipping cream with ricotta cheese, gelatin and milk; and the sugar is replaced with a sugar substitute.

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 3 Tbsp nonfat milk
  • 1 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 sugar substitute equal to 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, fluid
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract


Blend nonfat milk with gelatin and stir over hot water until dissolved.

Combine ricotta cheese, sugar substitute and vanilla extract, and mix well until smooth. Refrigerate.


Serve with desserts, such as a pie or cake topping.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 14 cals
Kilojoules 59 kJ
Fat 0.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 13 mg
Carbohydrates 0.8 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Total Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 1.3 g
Calcium 29.0 mg
CALORIES 32 cals
Kilojoules 133 kJ
Fat 2.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Carbohydrates 1.7 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Total Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 0.2 g
Calcium 5.0 mg
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