Enjoy the taste of cream without all the calories
A combination of tapioca and ricotta cheese makes a wonderful substitute for heavy cream—and it tastes just like cream, without all the calories.
Here's how to make it:
2 T. tapioca
1 c. water
¼ c. low-fat, low-sodium ricotta cheese
Put the tapioca and water into a small sauce pan and let sit for one hour. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down to a simmer for 2–3 minutes. Gradually, add the ricotta cheese to the tapioca mixture. Remove from heat and emulsify in a blender until the texture becomes creamy. Use as you would heavy cream.
If you need a thinner cream, cut the tapioca by 1 tablespoon.