Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Recipe Wednesday - Cheesecake Clouds

This is a really fast recipe to whip together, but it does need to freeze for a couple hours. I adapted it from a recipe I saw on the Figure Athlete website.

Cheesecake Clouds

4 oz neufchatel cheese
2T sugar free pudding mix, cheesecake flavor
4 oz skim milk
1/2 tub Cool Whip Free
1/3 cup sugar free cherry pie filling

1. In a medium bowl, beat together the neufchatel cheese, pudding mix and milk until smooth.

2. Fold in the Cool Whip.

3. Divide in half and place in 2 freezer safe bowls with lids (such as Ziploc bowls). Make an indentation in the middle. Freeze for about 3 hours. You can freeze longer than that, but then let it thaw a little before eating.

4. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and place pie filling in the middle.

I chose 1/3 cup pie filling because that is one serving for my particular brand (35 calories). If you make 2 servings, each one has:

calories: 294
protein: 6.3g
fat: 12.1g
carbs: 36.2g

The original recipe did not have the neufchatel cheese. I added that to make it more cheesecake-like and to give it a firmer texture. If you left it out, it would take out 140 calories and just about all the fat. You could make this with different kinds of pudding and/or different pie fillings.

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