Lately, my wife and I have been trying the South Beach Diet. Often (Like every day), the desert of the day is some form of Ricotta Creme. I've never had a cheese as a desert, but it's AWESOME and easy to make. Here is a Lemon Zest Ricotta Creme and an Almond Ricotta Creme.

  • 1-cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1/2-teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages sugar substitute


  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon slivered toasted almonds

Before dinner mix all together in a individual bowls. Put in refrigerator. Serve after dinner. Makes 2 servings.