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Cheesecake for Diabetics

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.

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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.


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


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.

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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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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.

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Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 24, 2015:

Thank you Kristen Howe and Maria Montgomery.

MariaMontgomery from Coastal Alabama, USA on July 24, 2015:

Sandy, this sounds yummy.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on July 24, 2015:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 24, 2015:

Or if you just want to eat healthy.

Barbara Radisavljevic from Paso Robles, CA on July 24, 2015:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on February 12, 2015:

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

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on February 12, 2015:

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.

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on January 12, 2014:

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

Thelma Alberts from Germany on January 04, 2014:

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.

Melanie Chisnall from Cape Town, South Africa on August 04, 2012:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on January 16, 2012:

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

editorsupremo from London, England on January 12, 2012:

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

Arian Rey from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES) on July 10, 2011:

Loved cheesecakes, too! Thanks for sharing this!

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on May 11, 2011:

Glad this helped.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on May 11, 2011:

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!


annmackiemiller on April 03, 2011:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on August 13, 2010:

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

Pollyannalana from US on August 12, 2010:

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


Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on August 11, 2010:

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

TINA V on August 10, 2010:

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.

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on August 02, 2010:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 23, 2010:

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

Dr irum on July 23, 2010:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 20, 2010:

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.

Faye Constantino from Florida on July 20, 2010:

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!

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 19, 2010:

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

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on July 18, 2010:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 15, 2010:

You are welcome MaryRenee.

MaryRenee on July 15, 2010:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 11, 2010:

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

Katie McMurray from Ohio on July 09, 2010:

Diabetic cheese cake sounds good for all! :)

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 30, 2010:

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

Internetwriter62 from Marco Island, Florida on June 29, 2010:

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.

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 29, 2010:

Glad everyone loved it travel_man1971.

Ireno Alcala from Bicol, Philippines on June 29, 2010:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 26, 2010:

Glad you liked the recipe nancy_30 and prettydarkhorse.

prettydarkhorse from US on June 25, 2010:

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

nancy_30 from Georgia on June 25, 2010:

Thanks for the recipe. Cheesecake is my husbands favorite.

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 22, 2010:

Thanks prasetio for the thumbs up.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on June 22, 2010:

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.


Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 22, 2010:

I'm sure your pal will like it habee.

Holle Abee from Georgia on June 22, 2010:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 22, 2010:

Thanks bgamall for commenting.

Gary Anderson from Las Vegas, Nevada on June 21, 2010:

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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 21, 2010:

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. :)

lightning john from Florida on June 21, 2010:

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

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on June 20, 2010:

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!

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 20, 2010:

Thanks celinewayne.

celinewayne on June 20, 2010:


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

Sandy Mertens (author) from Wisconsin, USA on June 20, 2010:

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.

Raymond D Choiniere from USA on June 19, 2010:

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! :)

NoRR4Me on June 19, 2010:

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.

CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on June 19, 2010:

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

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on June 19, 2010:

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

Its Angel from Charleston, SC on June 19, 2010:

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

lelanew55 on June 19, 2010:

It sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

David Stone from New York City on June 19, 2010:

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

zzron from Houston, TX. on June 18, 2010:

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

Wendy Henderson from Cape Coral on June 18, 2010:

This looks so yummy!

Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on June 18, 2010:

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

Coolmon2009 from Texas, USA on June 18, 2010:

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

Darlene Sabella from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ... on June 18, 2010:

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

gramarye from Adelaide - Australia on June 18, 2010:

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

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 18, 2010:

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

Eva Thomas from Georgia on June 18, 2010:

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

anglnwu on June 18, 2010:

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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