RECIPE: South Beach Diet’s Mocha Ricotta Creme Dessert – Phase 1
In my constant pursuit to find healthy Chocolate recipes, I decided to try the South Beach Diet’s Mocha Ricotta Creme. It’s a Phase 1 dessert recipe and given it only has 6 ingredients, I thought, “Even better!”
So here we go…
Mocha Ricotta Creme
The ingredients: Part-skim Riccota Cheese, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Vanilla Extract, Sugar Substitute (i.e., Splenda), Espresso Powder (or ground coffee), Chocolate Chips
Mix together the ricotta, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar substitute in a dessert bowl.
Like this! See the white specks? This is the Spenda that I couldn’t get to blend thoroughly. So I decided it was good enough.
Chill and serve with a dusting of espresso powder and sprinkle with the Chocolate Chips. I couldn’t find any espresso powder at the grocery store, so I just took some ground coffee and smashed it with the end of a wood spoon handle until it was ground finer.
As you can tell from the list of the ingredients this isn’t one of your “knock your socks off” desserts. Those of you that have an incredible sweet tooth will find this incredibly bland. I think, however, it’s not bad and actually satisfies the Chocolate urge for a while. You can thank the Chocolate Chips for that! 🙂
If you’d like to make it, here’s the recipe!
Mocha Ricotta Creme
1/2 Cup part-skim ricotta creme
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (or 2 teaspoons) sugar substitute
Dash espresso powder (or finely ground coffee)
5 mini Chocolate Chips (I used regular sized ones – heck with it!)
Mix together the ricotta, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar substitute in a dessert bowl. Serve chilled with a dusting of espresso powder and sprinkle with the mini Chocolate Chips.
Nutrition at a Glance – Per Serving:
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Fat: 14 g
Saturated fats: 9 g
Sodium: 166 mg
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Fiber: 0 g