Monday, March 11, 2013

Jello Fluff

  Here's a quick and easy dessert that's delicious and looks impressive. It's a snap to whip up, and you can serve it in pretty glasses so everyone will say "oooo" and "aaahhhh" when they see it. I found the recipe on a blog called Linda's Low Carb Recipes and Menus, but you would never know it's low carb unless someone told you so. Actually, I've already tested this theory!
 I invited my friends, Casey and Matt, for dinner and this was the dessert. After seeing how much they enjoyed it, I said "By the way, this dessert was sugar free!" They were amazed! Of course, you don't have to use sugar free Jello. Any kind of Jello will work! But it's nice to know that you can if you want to!
 So keep this one in your dessert repertoire. It's really yummy and it'll make any night feel like a special occasion when you feel like having a treat!

1 small package sugar free jello, any flavor
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
About 2 cups ice cubes

In a medium bowl, dissolve the jello in 1 cup boiling water, stirring 3 minutes. Add 1 1/2-2 cups ice cubes and stir until the jello starts to thicken; about 3 minutes. Remove any unmelted ice. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese with a mixer until smooth. Add a small amount of the jello (2 tablespoon or so) to the cream cheese. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add the cheese mixture to the rest of the jello; beat on high until foamy. Pour into servings dishes and chill until set.

Makes 4 servings
2 net carbs per serving

Any kind of Jello will work. Strawberry, Peach, Orange, really any kind at all!
My friend, Mary, wanted to do a chocolate version of this. She mixed vanilla almond milk into chocolate Jello instant pudding and then blended it with the cream cheese. Of course, this changes the amount of carbs (if you're counting), but her family loved it!
Oh, btw, I topped mine with whipped cream and fresh berries, so be sure to add those carbs to your count as well.

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