Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Strawberry Delight - 7.2 net carbs per serving

I have a Philadelphia Cream Cheese cookbook that has tons of recipes that I find easy to convert to low-carb. This one they call "Berry Delight". The following is my low-carb version of their high-carb dessert. My entire recipe has 86 net carbs (12 servings at 7.2 net carbs each). Strawberry Delight tastes so good that it's hard not to feel guilty about eating it. I have had 4 servings in 2 days and am still in ketosis. My wife absolutely loves this stuff. By the way, if you can't find the hazelnut meal or hood calorie countdown beverage, refer to ingredient substitutions listed at bottom.

12 Servings @ 7.2 net carbs each.


1 1/2 c. hazelnut meal*
1/2 c. flax meal
1/2 c. equiv. to sugar**
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter melted
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
3 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream (liquid)
16 oz. strawberries hulled and halved
3 c. Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy***
2 packages sugar free vanilla instant pudding

1st Layer Instructions:

Mix hazelnut meal, flax meal, and 1/4 c. equiv. to sugar (8 drops sweetzfree). A pastry cutter works best. Once well mixed, press into bottom of a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish or cake pan.

2nd Layer Instructions:

Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/4 c. equiv. to sugar (8 drops sweetzfree) until smooth. Add 1 c. heavy whipping cream. Beat on high (whisk attachment preferred) until thick, light, and creamy. Spread over crust. Top with Strawberry halves.

3rd Layer Instructions:

Pour 3 cups of hood into mixing bowl (can use same bowl without cleaning). Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes until smooth. Pour over cream cheese and strawberry layer. Chill for 4 hours. While chilling prepare 4th layer.

4th Layer Instructions:

Rinse mixing bowl. Put 2 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream into mixing bowl. Beat on high (wire whisk preferred) until light and fluffy. Set in refrigerator while waiting. Once the 3 layer dessert has set and chilled for 4 hours, top with 4th layer whipped cream.

*You can substitute almond meal and add an additional 8 net carbs to total recipe (0.7 net carbs per serving).

** I use 16 drops of sweetzfree that has zero carbs. You can substitute granular splenda and add an additional 12 net carbs (1 net carb per serving).

***Can substitute 1 1/2 c. cream with 1 1/2 c. water and add 7 net (0.6 net carbs per serving).


Anonymous said...

This sounds excellent! I will definitely be trying it in the very near future (maybe this weekend). I wanted to let you know that I tried your chocolate brownie (in a bowl). I read the lemon cake and it was perfect (without the lemon) for strawberry shortcake. My family was having the regular high carb version and I decided to give it a try..it was delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipes!

Georgiana said...

Do you need to bake the crust on this strawberry delight recipe? I cannot find a mention of this. Thanks.

Big Daddy D said...

No baking is required.

Georgiana said...

Does anyone know if this recipe would be gluten free?

Big Daddy D said...

Can't tell you for sure. But, I think it would be gluton free. There's no wheat products in it...