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Little Orange Dream Cups Recipe

Our Test Kitchen used a combination of fat-free and reduced-fat dairy products in these creamy orange-flavored cups. Try substituting gingersnaps for the chocolate wafers to create a super-crisp variation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 12 chocolate wafers


  • 1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar substitute, orange peel and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.
  • 3. Place chocolate wafers in foil-lined muffin cups. Top each with 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Gently remove foil just before serving; garnish with remaining whipped topping. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 123 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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SweetsLady User ID: 3491646 69715
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

"Made these for the birthday of my diabetic in-laws. Drizzled plates with low sugar chocolate syrup, placed cups wafer side up, and garnished with fresh mint. Beautiful and delish!"

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