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Lemon Chiffon Dessert Recipe

Lemon Chiffon Dessert Recipe

"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 YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Lemon Chiffon Dessert

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Rebecca0629 User ID: 1484202 204718
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"oops, wrong recipe!"

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Rebecca0629 User ID: 1484202 59017
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!"

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Lizbobski User ID: 2663896 53374
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"

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jeanmbulmer User ID: 2712624 105508
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."

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Barbara Marnell User ID: 1315390 40367
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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tublaci User ID: 1903762 83615
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2008

"I used fat free cottage cheese and fat free cool whip to reduce calories and fat more. It was very good."

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Barbara Marnell User ID: 1315390 130698
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2008

"Yes, I made it. It was very stiff; did it NEED 2 packages of gelatin?

I would have liked even more lemon flavoring. I may try it with only 1 package of gelatin and more lemon drink mix."

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Sue Springstun User ID: 156540 83076
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2008

"I had to read the recipe again, (slowly), the second time and then everything made sense. After mixing the water with the cottage cheese, you will then add the dry ingredients and the gelatin to that which is going to be creamy. I would use Kool-Aid also."

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marcoates User ID: 164090 83075
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2008

"I too would like to know what liquid and how much is to be mixed with the dry milk, drink mix, food coloring and salt. 1/2 a cup is used for the gelatin and the remainder is used for the cottage cheese. I must have missed something."

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LindaLewis User ID: 198960 99487
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2008

"Help! Someone needs to re-write the instructions so we can understand what to do. Is the DRY milk mixed with the drink mix and food coloring? I'm a seasoned cook and am familiar with cooking instructions, but this is really confusing. In this day and age we don't want to waste ingredients. Thank you."

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mom2bo User ID: 137476 40355
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

" I think I'm missing something . . . One half cup water is used in the first paragraph to dissolve the gelatin. The second paragraph calls for mixing the milk, drink mix, food coloring, salt and beating. There is no liquid other than the food coloring.  The next step calls for using the "remaining water" (3/4 cups?) and processing it with the cottage cheese. 

When is the milk powder recontituted and how much water is used? "

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elaijohn User ID: 1616150 121234
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"I would use regular lemonade from Koolaid etc."

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preacherswife82 User ID: 1010071 33767
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"yes, I think it would be a drink mix like crystal light."

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dogwalker55 User ID: 3028803 42728
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"yes. the recipe sounds great but i don't know what soft drink mix is either. is it like crystal light?"

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adelman4 User ID: 2354069 105496
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"What is "soft drink mix"? Is it powdered juice mix or is it "soft drink" as in soda/pop mix?"

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sona9576033 User ID: 7153759 120970
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"I have never been able to fix

gelatin correctly"

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diane 51 User ID: 35586 120968
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"it does call for 1 1/4 cups of water"

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Rubye01 User ID: 1909671 105446
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"There is 1 1/4 cups cold water used with the gelatin. "

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scmama User ID: 2032549 34255
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"Was something left out of this recipe? The milk is powder and so is the drink mix. The food coloring is the only liquid in there to"blend on high speed until blended" Don't you need some kind of liquid in there? Or did I miss something?"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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