Yes, you read that right, this is a recipe for low carb cheesecake. It’s similar to a “no bake” cheesecake but without the added sugar. This is light, fluffy and very satisfying for your sweet tooth. I made this last night for my dad’s birthday and everyone enjoyed it. It’s made with sugar-free jello, I choose cherry this time, but I’ve made lemon, lime and strawberry before. Any flavor you’d like would be delicious. Orange is next on my list. Here’s the recipe, it’s soooooooo easy and very good!
What you need;
- 1 8oz pkg of softened cream cheese (do not buy light or fat-free, those both have sugar in them)
- 1 cup of whole milk cottage cheese (large or small curd, it doesn’t matter)
- 1 container of cool whip (again do not buy light or fat-free, those have more carbs)
- 1 4-serving size box of sugar-free jello, any flavor you want. I used cherry this time
- 2/3 cup of boiling water
- 2 whole graham crackers
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
How to make;
Pulse the 2 graham crackers in a food processor until they are crumbs. Put the graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of a pie plate, spread evenly. This will be a very thin crust, just gives you a little of that graham cracker crust flavor. Dissolve the jello in the boiling water, stir well and put in the refrigerator to cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Put the cup of cottage cheese in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth, add the cream cheese and pulse until incorporated, slowly pour in the dissolved jello and pulse until combined (it’s ok if the jello water is still warm). Pour the mixture into a bowl and fold in one container of cool whip. Do not blend the cool whip, fold it in so it stays light and fluffy. Pour the filling into the pie plate on top of the graham cracker crumbs and spread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. The longer it sets the more firm it gets. Slice and top with whipped cream if desired. This cheesecake melts in your mouth, it’s light, slightly sweet and creamy. Totaling around 8 carbs per slice (carb count may not be 100% accurate), this is a dessert that you can really enjoy.
If you aren’t low carb, you could easily make this low-fat by using low-fat cream cheese, cool whip and cottage cheese. Would be delicious topped with fruit!
Check out my other low carb sweet treats here…..