Healthy Strawberry and ricotta soft serve (low calorie, low fat, no refined carbohydrates)

Strawberry and ricotta soft serve 4Believe me when I tell you that the combination of ricotta cheese and strawberries is absolutely delicious. To make this healthier Strawberry and ricotta soft serve simply freeze some low fat ricotta cheese in ice cube trays, freeze some strawberries then throw them into a high-speed blender along with erythritol and coconut milk. I added some cinnamon, maple extract and vanilla bean paste for extra flavour.

My healthier version of soft serve is low in calories and contains no refined carbohydrates. So go ahead and eat both serves if you must. Top this Strawberry and ricotta soft serve with extra chopped strawberries. Some chopped dark chocolate on top would be lovely too.

Strawberry and ricotta soft serve 2Healthy Strawberry and ricotta soft serve

Makes 2 small serves (or one large serve if you are feeling particularly hungry or just want heaps of dessert)

Ingredients

300 grams low fat ricotta cheese frozen into ice cube trays

6 medium – large strawberries, washed, tops removed and frozen

2 heaped tablespoons erythritol

½ cup low fat coconut milk

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon maple extract (not necessary but very delicious)

½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Utensils

Spoon

Ice cube trays

High-speed blender (I use an Ominblend V– buy yours here)

Measuring cups and spoons

Method

  • Spoon the ricotta cheese into the two ice cube trays. Spread the ricotta cheese out evenly with the back of a spoon and freeze for at least 6 hours.
  • Freeze the strawberries for at least 6 hours.
  • To prepare the soft serve remove the frozen cubes of ricotta cheese from the trays. Add the frozen ricotta cheese, frozen strawberries plus the remaining ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until a smooth, even consistency is achieved (I stirred the soft serve with the tamper/stirring stick during blending).
  • Divide the soft serve between two bowls and freeze for 30 – 60 minutes before serving.

2 thoughts on “Healthy Strawberry and ricotta soft serve (low calorie, low fat, no refined carbohydrates)

  1. Hi Lucy,

    Im a big fan of what your doing. This recipe is so easy to follow and tasty, I’m stoked I’m not eating preservatives or numbers I don’t know about however I don’t know what erythritol is. Good to know cooking can be easy. Keep up the good work. How do I get one of those blenders? do I just click on the picture of it.

    A big fan
    Eithy

    Like

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