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Lemon Chiffon Dessert

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spoon into six 6-oz. custard cups. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with cracker crumbs.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Rebecca0629
    Jul 27, 2008

    oops, wrong recipe!

  • Rebecca0629
    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!

  • Lizbobski
    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

  • jeanmbulmer
    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.

  • Barbara Marnell
    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.

  • tublaci
    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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    Jul 25, 2008

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    Jul 24, 2008

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    Jul 24, 2008

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