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