Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Customer Submitted, Snacks, Desserts
easy lemon dessert

When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream! If you’re searching for a sweet snack to get in your protein, this creamy, dreamy and lemony recipe will be your go-to treat.

This user generated recipe was submitted through our Recipe Submission page by Leaf visitor and retired school teacher, Gerald. If you’ve come up with an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, we want to hear about it! Make sure to share your own homemade creations and they could be posted here on The Leaf. Your recipe could help many people stick to their weight loss plan while enjoying delicious food.

There are many ways to use this Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

  • Top with berries and enjoy it with a spoon like yogurt.
  • Spread it onto toast and top with fruit, chopped nuts and a drizzle of honey.
  • Use it as the cheese on a dessert pizza. Top your pie with fresh mint and assorted fruit.
  • Enjoy a dollop on Nutrisystem Buttermilk Waffles, Homestyle Pancakes or French Toast.
  • Use it as the filling in our Cannoli Stuffed Strawberries.

One serving of this Lemon Zest Ricotta Cream contains 183 calories and counts as two PowerFuels on the Nutrisystem program. If you make any adjustments or additions using the ideas above, just make sure to refer to the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more information on counting add-ins!

Nothing says summer like chilled fruity recipes! Try out some of our fresh and fun desserts below:

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 183

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels


  • ½ cup ricotta cheese, part skim
  • ¼ tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. zero-calorie sweetener


  1. Mix all ingredients and chill.
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