FRUIT CLOUDS

“A party without cake is just a meeting.”  Julia Child

Every now and then I want something sweet.  Before that I wanted to be a great writer.  Thus, my Creative Writing Degree.

I wanted to be able to write something moving and memorable like “Hippo Birdie Two Ewe”.  Or I wanted to write a great work of fiction like “Easy Open Package”.   Instead, I’m spending my days cooking and eating and writing about food.  Winner, winner!

But back to the sweet thing.  I keep running across a recipe for various kinds of clouds made with cream cheese, butter, and sweeter.  Sometimes the recipe suggests a flavoring, such as, vanilla.  All amazing ingredients if you’re following a lo-carb diet and can hold back from eating the entire pan of these delicious little treats.

But, again, I thought there should also be a way to add a little more flavor to these goodies.  Enter, sugar free Jello.  So here’s my recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/4 to 1/2 cup granular Splenda

small sprinkle sugar-free Jello

DISTRUCTIONS:

Soften the cream cheese and butter by setting them out on the counter in the evening and going to bed, unless you have a very tall dog like we used to have.  Then, the upper shelf of a closed cabinet might work.

Sometime the next day place the cream cheese, butter, and Splenda in an electric mixer and beat until fluffy.  Here’s where it helps to have a stand mixture.  As the ingredients are whipping around, sprinkle in a small amount of the sugar-free Jello, just enough to give the mixture some color.

Remember, only you can prevent forest fires, and unsweetened Jello is, artificially, very sweet.  You might want to taste it as you go along, remembering to turn off the mixer before sticking spoons or fingers into the beaters.

Next, one of the recipes I found said to spread waxed paper on a baking sheet and drop bite-sized spoonfuls in neat little rows.  I had no waxed paper so parchment paper had to do.  I also used my mini ice cream scoop in order to keep the whole procedure somewhat orderly and sanitary.

clouds

Finally, place the tray into the freezer for at least an hour.  Store in the freezer and eat frozen.

So the next time your husband says he’d like a little frozen treat …

Loveya – The Grandma

 

Dessert lo-carb

Grandma Pat View All →

Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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