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Spring Berries with Whipped Ricotta Cream

Total Time
15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Diet soda is the secret sweetening ingredient in this dessert — a simple yet flavorful finale to your meal.
Ingredients

strawberries

2 cup(s), freshly sliced

fresh blueberries

1 cup(s)

diet soda

2 fl oz, sprite, or other diet lemon-lime soft drink, divided about (1/4 cup)

mint leaves

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

fat-free ricotta cheese

½ cup(s)

lemon zest

2½ tsp

fat free sour cream

2 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Toss strawberries, blueberries, 2 tablespoons of soda and mint together in a medium bowl; set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine ricotta, remaining 2 tablespoons of soda and lemon zest in another bowl; whip with a hand-held mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in sour cream. Place about 3/4 cup of berry mixture in each of 4 small bowls and top each serving with 1/3 cup of cream.
Notes
This recipe can be doubled or tripled for larger gatherings.Experiment with other herbs for this easy holiday dessert. A teaspoon of fresh minced rosemary gives this dish a woodsy flavor and a teaspoon of chopped lavender adds a refreshing floral note.

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