Cherry Amaretto Dessert, Low-Carb

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 mins

This is a great dessert for the Atkins induction diet because it is very low in carb... almost none. Also good for Diabetics. It is also easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the gelatin according to package directions: add boiling water to gelatin and mix until completely dissolved.
  2. Add the cold water and almond extract.
  3. Chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Whip the cream till stiff.
  5. Be careful not to overbeat (it becomes whipped butter. Instead you want gentle peaks).
  6. Add the whipping cream to the gelatin.
  7. For a stiffer, jello-like consistency simply mix with a spoon.
  8. For a flufflier consistency more like light mousse, use an electric mixer and mix the cream with the jello until frothy.
  9. Chill until set.


Most Helpful

I've made this twice now. The first time I followed directions exactly. It was tasty but a bit bland, so the second time, I reduced the cold water AND the cream by 1/2 cup each, and added 2 packets of Splenda. I like the richer taste, and it still makes 8 large servings. It's really easy to make -- just be sure to allow 3-4 hours for the jello to set. Thanks for a delicious and satisfying low carb dessert! When made with my changes, there are 1-1/2 Net Carbs per serving.

MzMombo March 14, 2004

I made this using sugar free raspberry jello, with no flavourings and only 1/4 pint of heavy cream. made up the jello and let it cool, whipped the cream until soft peaks then whipped it all together until it was frothy. I then poured it in to tumblers and left it to set. It made 4 good size portions and it looked rather pretty as the jello / cream / froth had all seperated and gave a three tone colour change to each layer. It tasted great too! I'd definatly do this again, next time with cherry and amaretto flavourings. Thanks rachel

Tulip-Fairy October 24, 2003

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