Sweet and Low Carb

At times in my history I have been pretty hard-core low carb. When I am, it works. I lose weight. My downfall, like so many, is when I decide that doughnuts and Fritos can be a regular exception. One way to stay on a low carb diet is to feed that sweet tooth in a low carb way.

Low Carb Cannoli Parfaits

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This dessert is so light and fluffy it is almost like eating clouds.

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The unsweetened chocolate and some Splenda brings the chocolate.

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Melting the chocolate.

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Cloud making.

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Sweet and low carb!

Low Carb Cannoli Parfaits

Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 5 min | Servings: 4 servings | Difficulty: Easy


Chocolate Chips:

1-ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)
1 tablespoon hot water
1 tablespoon heavy cream

Cannoli Cream:

1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)
1/4 teaspoon real almond extract
1 teaspoon no sugar added vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole milk ricotta cheese


Place the unsweetened chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt over a saucepan of simmering water. Whisk in sugar substitute and thin with the hot water and heavy cream. Whisk to blend thoroughly. Remove from heat, spread on a plate, and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Cut into small chunks after chilling.

While the chocolate is chilling, make the cannoli cream. With an electric mixer on high, whip heavy cream just until frothy, and then add sugar substitute and almond and vanilla extracts. Continue to whip on high until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to over-whip, or cream will break.

Gently fold in the ricotta cheese and almost all of the chilled chocolate chunks, saving a few chips for garnish. Spoon cannoli cream into parfait glasses, top with remaining chocolate chips, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-stella/low-carb-cannoli-parfaits-recipe/index.html

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Categories: Cheese3, Chocolate, Dessert 2, Italian, Lamb, Low Carb, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Sweet and Low Carb”

  1. March 5, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I’m with you on this, chef, we need the occasional sweet treat no matter how resistant we are to sugar. This recipe looks great! Splenda is the best of the artificial sweeteners, but until the verdict is in, I stick with natural sweetener stevia, which I think will work well in this dessert. I’ll let you know how it turns out!


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