South Beach Recipes - Ricotta creme alternative?

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03-21-2004, 12:30 AM
I know I must be crazy but I really don't like the Ricotta cremes. :crazy:
Everyone seems to really like them but they are not for me. I like the flavour but I don't like the texture of the ricotta. Maybe it is the brand of ricotta I purchased. Could I do the same thing to low fat yogurt?

03-21-2004, 02:39 AM
I can't see any reason why not. Just buy low fat plain yogurt and sweeten it or use low fat vanilla yogurt. You could add nuts or essences to flavour it. I used to be totally addicted to vanilla and hazelnut and Cafe Latte flavoured lite yogurts. They sound OP but they are really high in Carbohydrates so I am not risking it.

03-21-2004, 02:49 AM
I am not crazy about the texture of the ricotta either. I thin it with a little water and beat it until smooth and it is MUCH better. Also, a little goes a long way!

03-21-2004, 03:25 PM
I have tried putting it in my food processor, which makes it creamier. It can also be improved by adding a little no-sugar whip topping or some sugar free/fat free pudding.

03-21-2004, 03:47 PM
I add some pasteurized egg white - the kind that comes in a carton.

03-21-2004, 05:38 PM
Thanks for all the great tips. I will try them.

03-21-2004, 06:38 PM
aargh, I wish I could buy more dairy little five year old is severely allergic so we try to keep tempting dairy out of the house. I rarely eat it, because she watches me longingly when I do. Just skim milk for me.

03-21-2004, 11:15 PM
Vanilla non-fat Sugar Free yogurt is one of my favorites :T

03-30-2004, 12:58 PM
I added a bit of ff cream cheese and it made it smoother. I didn't think we were allowed to have yogurt on Phase 1.

03-30-2004, 05:23 PM
Wendyjo, please read the FAQ section. There have been some additions to Phase I and yoghurt IS allowed.

03-30-2004, 05:33 PM
Thanks Ruth.