I always need to have a little something sweet after dinner (or after most meals for that matter). I'm a big advocate for testing out different recipes and becoming creative with the process. It's fun to play around with flavors and see what you can come up with, while still striving for a healthy, delicious idea. Tonight I created this little treat-- a sweet cheese & strawberry dessert--and I love it! This is a great substitute for ice cream, cheesecake, or parfaits. There is a lot less fat than all of those other choices & it includes fresh fruit. Try it out! Takes less than 5 minutes to make & you only need a small portion to feel very satisfied!
What you need:Part-skim Ricotta (or cottage cheese if you prefer), Honey, Vanilla Extract, Strawberries, Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
What to do:
-In a small glass or bowl, whip together a few spoonfuls of ricotta with about teaspoon of vanilla and a long, drizzle of honey. I also put a splash of balsamic vinegar in here since it's one of my fav ingredients with strawberries, but this is optional. Garnish with another drizzle of honey and a strawberry.
-If you prefer the treat to be more like ice-cream, place in the freezer for about 15 mins. Otherwise, you're all done! I enjoy dipping the strawberries in the cream, but you can also cut them up & mix into cream for more of a parfait-feel.
C'est tout! Enjoy :)