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Cheesecake for Diabetics

Updated on February 12, 2015

Guilt Free Cheesecake

The Original Guilt-Free NY Style Plain Cheesecake - No Sugar Added, Gluten-Free, Low in Calories, Big on Taste. Found on Amazon. Or better yet make your own with the recipe below.
The Original Guilt-Free NY Style Plain Cheesecake - No Sugar Added, Gluten-Free, Low in Calories, Big on Taste. Found on Amazon. Or better yet make your own with the recipe below.

Sugar Substitute Cheesecake with Cottage Cheese

This is a no cook cheesecake desert for diabetics or for those watching their sugar intake, yet still would like dessert.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Tablespoon melted margarine

6 Plain graham wafers (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches each)

1 Tablespoon granulated gelatin

1/3 cup boiling water

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar

2 Tablespoon water

2 cups (16 oz) cream-style cottage cheese 4% fat 

1/2 Tablespoon lemon extract

4 large strawberries

Directions:

1. Spray and coat an 8" x 8" x 2" cake pan with vegetable pan-coating; set aside.

2. Use a rolling pin or glass to make fine crumbs, with graham crackers (1/2 cup) and mix thoroughly with the melted margarine; set aside.

3. Soak gelatin in cold water. Combine boiling water and lemon rind; add to gelatin; add lemon juice and sweetener, stirring until completely dissolved. Chill until it is the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.

4. Put 2 tablespoons water, cottage cheese, and lemon extract into a blender or food processor and cover; turn to high speed for 10-15 seconds. Add partially set gelatin mixture; turn to high speed 15 seconds or until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.

5. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over top. Wash, hull, and dry strawberries, then slice in halves lengthwise. Arrange on top of cake so that, when cut into eight servings (4 by 2 inches), each will have a strawberry garnish in center.

Chill several hours, until set.

Note: Can substitute a lower fat cottage cheese. But won't be as creamy.

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The Fight of the Cheeses

Cream Cheese Versus Cottage Cheese

Both cream cheese and cottage cheese are low in sugar. Cream cheese has 1 gram of sugar per serving size.  Cottage cheese with 4% milk fat has 4 grams of sugar per serving size. A reduced milk fat cottage cheese will have less sugar carbohydrates.

There are 2 grams of protein in a serving of cream cheese and 13 grams of protein in cottage cheese with the 4% milk fat.

Cream cheese has 9 grams of total fat and 35mg of cholesterol. While cottage cheese with 4% milk fat has 5 grams of total fat and 20mg of cholesterol.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Yummy! No bake cheesecakes sounds like a winner and all the more, if you have a diabetic in the family. Thanks! Rated up!

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      Eva Thomas 6 years ago from Georgia

      OMG, I love cheesecake so much!! Yummy, you make this sound so good!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Sandy, I am not a diabetic but that sounds really good and looks good also. I love cheesecake.

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      gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Sandy, I will definitely give this a try one day.

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      Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      This is the third hub in a row, that I have witnessed pictures of sweets, so if you are after my heart you have won, so now give me a piece of that surprise. I am diabetic and I don't care, my blood is made of sugar so there! Rate up

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Sounds good my boyfriend is semi-diabetic. I will have to show him this one thanks.

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Cheesecake is my absolute favorite! But I'm a Type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetic, so I rarely eat dessert. Even without sugar, I watch carb intake. Still, this recipe looks good and I'll give it a try! great hub

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      Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

      This looks so yummy!

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      zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Very nice but I have to have my sugar ! LOL.

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      Nice, Sandy. I gained a pound, just reading.

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      lelanew55 6 years ago

      It sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

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      Its Angel 6 years ago from Charleston, SC

      This is a great hub, Sandy! Ia m going to try it.

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      Eileen Kersey 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Diabetics still have to watch the fat content but a little will probably be fine. A good recipe

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Sounds delicious SandySpider. Not sure we have Graham Crackers over here though - do you know what would be a good substitute?

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      NoRR4Me 6 years ago

      Hey Sandy, it looks good, but how about some chocolate on it? :-) (the sugar free kind, of course). Hey, your Amazon capsule says no Amazon results found.

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      Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Sandyspider, a great hub. I am pretty sure my mother enjoys Cheesecake and she hasn't had any for a while. So, I'll give your recipe a shot. She isn't diabetic, but I'm also sure it won't matter much to her at 63 years old. Thank you for sharing and considering others(diabetics). It always nice to see people helping others. :) Rated up! :)

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I have been away pretty much this weekend. It is good to see so many comments. Thanks so much.

      Now to answer some questions:

      zzron, Sugar substitutes are sweeter tasting than sugar.

      David, No calories. Tell yourself that while eating it :)

      ethel, There is lower fat content cottage cheese. Though it might not be as creamy. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.

      CMHypno, What about using shortbread cookies or vanilla wafers it you have them. Of course if they say low fat and sugar free, all the better.

      NoRR4Me, The Amazon loaded for me. Maybe it was a glitch at the time. Chocolate it always a nice touch. I'm sure there is sugar free.

      Speaking of diabetics, my mother-in-law was a diabetic. She always made room for dessert. Sugar free and fat free were not on her list.

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      celinewayne 6 years ago

      yummyy,

      thanks for the recipe, i love cheesecake so much =)

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks celinewayne.

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Super recipe - we're not diabetic either but I decided a month or so back to try going on an anti-diabetic regimen and it really has helped! Bob was getting so tired all the time that I was worried and he was eating all the wrong foods (too much bread, bad carbs) - these tips and recipes really DO work if you take the time to change a few habits! Thanks for a great recipe....I need more!

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      lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

      And also an aphrodisiac too! No just kidding, I don't know that for sure, but it sounded good. Thank you we shall try.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks akirchner and lightning john.

      I know I haven't done too much in the June food contest. This month is a bit hecktic. Friday is the last day for recipes. Maybe I will add more when time is better.

      Normally dairy products aren't known to be an aphrodisiac. But with the right frame of mind, I'm sure a person can get that working like it. :)

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      Gary Anderson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Nice recipe. I will have my daughter, who has saved my life with her cooking, look at this, Sandy.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks bgamall for commenting.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Mmmmmm...passing this one on to my diabetic pal!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I'm sure your pal will like it habee.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like cheese very much. And I found great recipes from this hub. Hmmmmm......yummy. Thanks Sandy you brought the happiness for us by share this recipes. I liked it very much. Thumbs Up for you.

      prasetio

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks prasetio for the thumbs up.

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      nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for the recipe. Cheesecake is my husbands favorite.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      I love cheesecake and this recipe will surely a hit for those who have diabetes, Maita

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Glad you liked the recipe nancy_30 and prettydarkhorse.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I tried making the recipe onboard ship. My master loved it, and other officers crave for more. Thanks for this hub, Sandy.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Glad everyone loved it travel_man1971.

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      Internetwriter62 6 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      Yummy, now there a way to do cheese cake without worrying about too many calories. I have done some variations of cheese cake recipes myself. since I'm normally on a diet, I cheat a lot to. Thanks for a delicious hub. Rated it up.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Internetwriter62, it is easier to cheat and not think of calories.

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Diabetic cheese cake sounds good for all! :)

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Katiem2, anything that can help. We all love dessert.

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      MaryRenee 6 years ago

      Sandy: What a great hub! My family eats cheesecake all the time! Maybe even too much, lol. Awesome, helpful hub! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      You are welcome MaryRenee.

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      katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Delicious, for diabetics and others, why do I always feel hungry when I visit you, sandy

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Katyzzz, I should add more recipe hubs to get your appetite up even more. LOL

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      Faye Constantino 6 years ago from Florida

      I am so glad you wrote this! I am trying to diet, ( now that I quit smoking, I gained weight) and this is as was commented above, good for all! Parents should really try to incorporate low/no sugar treats for the whole family, diabetic or not! Great hub, and cheesecake is always a favorite!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Yes Faybe Bay, it is good to get into low or no sugar treats for the family. Especially those who have a sweet tooth, like me. You don't have to be diabetic to follow recipes like this.

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      Dr irum 6 years ago

      This looks so yummmy ,i love cheese cake ,but i could not make , but now i have learned lot through your post ,so i will try to make .Thanks

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Dr. irum, let me know how it turns out for you.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love cheesecake and the fact that people with high sugar levelcan eat it is marvelous. Rated up and awesome and bookmarked. Afterall, I need to go back so I can make it. Thanks

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      TINA V 6 years ago

      I will try to make this cheesecake. It seems easy to prepare. This will also be good for my husband who is diabetic. I'll bookmark this hub. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Hope you get to make it. This is good for even non diabetics.

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      I am not diabetic but I love cottage cheese and who doesn't need to watch the sugar. Thanks for a great recipe!

      Polly

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks Polly. I'm not diabetic either, but I know many diabetics who love all the wrong foods. This is something good for everyone.

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      annmackiemiller 6 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      makes me almost wish I wasn't a veggie - great work Sandy

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thank you, Sandy. I'm looking to add to our "diabetic recipe" collection, as we have a close relative with a recent diagnosis. And we LOVE our sweets!! This looks great!

      Voted UP, USEFUL & AWESOME!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Glad this helped.

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      Arian Rey 5 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

      Loved cheesecakes, too! Thanks for sharing this!

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      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      I shall be trying this recipe as I'm a cheesecake loving diabetic!

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      editorsupremo, be sure to give a review of your cheesecake.

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Gluten-free cheesecake! Yes!! I am bookmarking this recipe to try soon. Voted up, useful and awesome!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      I love cheese cake which is not so sweet. This sounds yummy for me to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy New Year Sandy!Voted up and bookmark for later use.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thelma Alberts Thanks. I am a little slow getting back here.

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I love cheesecake. I have a whole collection of recipes I keep in a binder. This is a new one I can add to my collection. I'm not diabetic, but I do need to watch my sugar intake. Or perhaps I will have a dinner guest with special dietary needs.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      CatherineGiordano Glad that you can add this one to your collection.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 22 months ago from Templeton, CA

      This looks like a winner for those on diabetic or gluten-free diets.

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      Sandy Mertens 22 months ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Or if you just want to eat healthy.

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      Kristen Howe 22 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Sandy, this was both useful and interesting to make delicious cheesecakes for diabetics. Voted up!

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      MariaMontgomery 22 months ago from Central Florida, USA

      Sandy, this sounds yummy.

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      Sandy Mertens 22 months ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thank you Kristen Howe and Maria Montgomery.

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