A Dark Chocolate Treat for Valentine’s Day: A No Sugar Added Chocolate Mousse

No Added Sugar Chocolate Mousse

February 10, 2016   10 Comments

I thought it would be fun to play with dark chocolate to see what I could come up with.

This recipe calls for no sugar (and no artificial sweetener) though I will say that 70% chocolate has sugar added – and heavy cream has lactose – so this isn’t to say that the recipe isn’t sweet.

Before I made this recipe, I thought it would have a low points value for my WW readers – boy, was I wrong! I didn’t think about the saturated fat when I attempted this. On the other hand, for those trying to avoid sugar in desserts – this is a good choice.

I think next time I will cut this in half and serve ¼ cup over a big bowl of fresh strawberries – chocolate, cream, and strawberries – sounds yummy, no?

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No Sugar Added Chocolate Mousse

Makes 5 cups of mousse

6 ounces 70% Dark Chocolate
1 teaspoon instant coffee
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups heavy whipping cream

In a microwave safe bowl, add ¼ cup boiling water. Mix in instant coffee, vanilla, and add chocolate – breaking up the pieces. Heat in a microwave for 20 seconds until the chocolate is just melted. Blend coffee and chocolate in bowl until you have a uniform mixture.

In a stand mixture, beat whipping cream until you have stiff peaks. Fold in the chocolate mixture and store in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve immediately or store for a later date.

½ cup is 162 calories, 15.3 g fat, 9.4 g saturated fat, 8.3 g carbohydrates, 4.4 g sugar, 1.7 g protein, 0 g fiber, 8 mg sodium, 8 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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10 Comments:

This is such a GREAT site!!! Thank you for sharing great recipes and WW tips!!!

on February 10, 2016

Mmmm. The wheels are turning! Yes to the strawberries with chocolate whipped cream! I'm wondering how this would freeze for an ice cream with no nasty ingredients plus to be easier on portion-control. A quarter-cup frozen treat would go nicely with fruit too. Or maybe frozen then rolled in grated coconut, chopped nuts or drizzled with more chocolate and a cherry?. Thanks for creating this lovely dessert!

on February 10, 2016

Umm,yeah...no dessert is worth 8 SP to me, but for those who can afford the luxury, YUM! =)

on February 10, 2016

This looks like a real crowd-pleaser and looks fancier than the recipe requires the cook to be!!! Thank you!

on February 10, 2016

Could you just mix it with fat free whipped topping instead of the heavy cream?

on February 11, 2016

I thought it would have a low points value for my WW readers – boy)

on February 14, 2016

PSA: Mercury, Neurotoxins, Sustainability, and Canned Tuna Dangers

commenting on another one of your recent posts: If you or your kids would like to continue to enjoy seafood longterm, please do not ever buy canned tuna from unethical companies like bumble bee, chicken of the sea, starkist etc. If possible, buy the wild planet tuna brand (look for the light/skipjack variety which is lower in mercury). Also, aim to eat lower on the food chain and buy sardines, anchovies, or mackerel as an alternative (cheaper too). I would love to see a post dedicated to this issue and other food sourcing issues in the future. Sifting through all the information out there in an attempt to make informed purchasing decisions can be exhausting.

Check out actual data and see for yourself:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/09/school-lunch-alert-mercury-in-tuna/index.htm

buying guide:
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/oceans/tuna-guide/

on February 14, 2016

@knowyourfoodsources: Yes! I wanted to comment on Feb 14th post but it was not available? For years and years I avoided tuna (and missed it) until I learned about Wild Planet Tuna--it is more expensive but healthier due to less mercury plus you can see and taste the difference due to their processing. You get virtually no water, just solid packed tuna! Healthier and better quality. For those who are raising children or grand children, please take the time to view this very important documentary in its entirety.

http://billmoyers.com/content/special-report-kids-and-chemicals/

on February 15, 2016

@BarbL and @Knowyourfoodsources - thank you for your informative comments. The tuna post had problems with comments yesterday - argh! I appreciate you sharing your views here.

on February 15, 2016

Looks really tasty. I am n not sure, but according to your description this is a kind of a healthy thing. So, I would like to try it somehow.

on September 16, 2016


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