Sugar-Free Raspberry Vanilla Cream Recipe

Raspberry Cream
Raspberry Cream, a low-carb dessert or snack. Maryse Raymond/StockFood Creative/Getty Images
  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Cook Time
    0 min
  • Total Time
    5 min
  • Yield
    8 servings Raspberry Cream

This Sugar-Free Raspberry Vanilla Cream dessert recipe only takes 3 minutes to make, and has a similar consistency to soft-serve ice cream.

Turn this into a deluxe dessert by adding a sprinkling of macadamia nuts. Don't count this recipe out for a snack, or even breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raspberries, frozen without sugar
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese (the whole milk type has fewest carbs and is the least grainy)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free raspberry syrup (such as Da Vinci) or raspberry flavoring plus sweetener
  • Artificial sweetener equal to 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste

Preparation

  1. Put 2 cups frozen raspberries and any juices in a food processor or blender, and process until mostly smooth.
     
  2. Add 2 cups ricotta cheese, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar-free raspberry syrup and artificial sweetener equal to 1/2 cup sugar and process until well-blended.
     
  3. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

Nutritional Information: Each half-cup serving has 4 grams effective carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber, 8 grams protein, and 146 calories.

Health Benefits of Berries

Berries are low in fat, carbs, and calories, but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Berries have been shown to not only contribute to overall health, but might even help prevent cancer and heart disease. The latest good news is they can help in slowing the aging process. 

Top 5 Best Berries for a Low-Sugar / Low-Carb Diet

  1. Raspberries: There are 15 grams of carb in 1 cup. Of all the berries on this list, raspberries offer the most fiber.
     
  2. Blackberries: There are 15 grams of carb in 3/4 cup. Blackberries are loaded with antioxidants with the potential for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
     
  3. Cranberries: There are 15 grams of carb in 1 cup. Cranberries are touted to help with urinary tract infections and may help lower LDL or bad cholesterol and raise HDL or good cholesterol levels.
     
  4. Strawberries: There are 15 grams of carb in 1 1/4 cups and between 4 and 9 grams of fiber per cup.  Strawberries are lower in calories and have three times more vitamin C than the other berries on this list and are a good source of vitamin E.
     
  1. Blueberries: There are 15 grams of carb in 3/4 cup and between 4 and 9 grams of fiber per cup. Of all the berries on this list, blueberries have the most antioxidants that fight free radicals. 

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