Lemon Chiffon Dessert Recipe
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Lemon Chiffon Dessert Recipe

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"This light fluffy treat was a hit when I shared it at a club meeting I hosted," notes Darlene Inman of Waynoka, Oklahoma. "My diabetic sister-in-law gave me the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1-1/4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Crystal Light lemonade drink mix
  • 3 to 4 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 81 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0g sugars, trace fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 lean mea


  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the milk, drink mix, food coloring if desired, and salt; beat on high speed until blended. Place the cottage cheese and remaining water in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Add milk mixture and gelatin; cover and process until thickened.
  3. Spoon into six 6-oz. custard cups. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chiffon Dessert in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p46

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"oops, wrong recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"Mine tasted good, though I added lemon extract. Also, I thought the directions were a little hard to understand concerning the ladyfingers. To me, "split" means to split them lengthwise. Not so, they mean cut them in half. That would have been easier!"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"I don't think the directions were very clear about mixing the dry ingredients. Why do you have to beat them? A whole step could be eliminated, by adding the wet ingredients to the dry ones in the blender. That is what I did. It tasted very sour(no sweetener in recipe). So I added Splenda to taste and it is much bett, but I don't think I would make it again. Liz"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"I made this but it did not turn out good at all. I ended up throwing it out. It was too hard. One gelatin packet would probably have been better."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2008

"Well, ladies, I made another attempt at this lemon dessert. I used just 1 packet of gelatin, and used 3 packets of drink mix. For those of you who are diabetic, the Crystal Light drink mix is sugar free, which I found appealing. This time the dessert turned out less dense and more chiffon-like, and had a very good lemon flavor. So, give it a whirl.........I think you'll like it."

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