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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 145.8
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 48.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g

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150-Calorie Chocolate Mousse

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
150-Calorie Chocolate Mousse

Introduction

When I want chocolate mousse, only the real deal will do. This version is low in fat, but it's still creamy and rich. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool! When I want chocolate mousse, only the real deal will do. This version is low in fat, but it's still creamy and rich. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened, sifted
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
    1/2 cup liquid egg whites, room temperature
    1/2 cup sugar

    Optional:
    diced strawberries, raspberries, segmented oranges or sliced bananas for garnish (nutrition info not included)


Tips

Chocolate mousse can have 380 calories and 14 grams of fat. This version has less than half the calories and a third the fat!

Before whipping your egg whites, sprinkle a bit of white vinegar on a clean, damp cloth, and wipe out your bowl. This will remove any oily residue, which will prevent the egg whites from whipping properly.


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Directions

Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 10-second intervals at medium power until the chips are halfway melted, stirring each time you pause the microwave. The residual heat will melt the chocolate completely. (If you microwave the chocolate until all the chips have melted, the residual heat could cause it to burn.)

Combine the yogurt, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract in a large glass bowl. Microwave for one minute, stirring halfway through. Remove and stir in the melted chocolate.

Add the sugar and two tablespoons of water to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, increase the heat to high and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place the egg whites in a mixing bowl. Using a mixer, whip until soft peaks form.

With the mixer running, add the sugar water to the egg whites in a slow and steady stream. Continue to beat until mixture is cool and stiffer peaks form.

To avoid ending up with scrambled egg whites, you'll need to temper them: Add one large tablespoon of egg mixture to chocolate yogurt mixture, and stir to combine. Fold in the remaining egg mixture using light strokes so as not deflate the egg whites. Loosely cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Divide the fruit (optional) among six wine glasses, then top with 1/2 cup of mousse.

Serving Size: Makes 6 1/2-cup servings






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  • Bad
    52 of 56 people found this review helpful
    Too hard to make and I have been cooking for almost 40 years. Careful with the sugar and water-it hardens so fast. The taste is bitter with the yogurt. I used high end dark chocolate chips and it didn't help. The real thing for a special treat once or twice a year would be better. - 2/14/12

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  • 51 of 64 people found this review helpful
    I love mousse. I use a container of Cool Whip Free and add a box of sugar free pudding or Jello. Yum. Add fruit and/or ReddiWhip if you wish. Much easier to make and tastes great. - 8/1/12

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  • Bad
    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
    This really was not very good at all. It turned out extremely bitter and tasting reminiscent of the cocoa instead of the nicer, sweet flavor of the sugar or chocolate chips. Wound up tossing the whole batch because nobody in the family wanted to eat it. - 3/15/12

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  • 28 of 37 people found this review helpful
    Sugar free pudding folded into lite Cool-Whip....easy and yummy. - 10/24/12

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  • 15 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Today i took 62g ricotta skim 1tablespoon cocoa powder 1tsp vanilla extract and a packet of truvia (a Tbsp honey or agave syrup) to sweetened it u can also add almond milk to make it pudding like just a lil it and mix it with a little spoon for a min or two till all is well blended it's so yummy - 6/12/12

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  • Very Good
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Great taste bou must be FAST with the sugar/water so that it is still hot enough to set the egg whites, let it sit & it becomes rock candy. I warmed the entire mix in the micro for 20 seconds and then it set just fine. - 2/4/12

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  • 14 of 19 people found this review helpful
    12 relatively fresh large supermarket eggs yields roughly 1/2 cup of egg whites. The volume of the whites will decrease if the eggs are really old. USHARA. - 2/12/12

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  • 13 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Please stop relying on"sugar free"! All these artificial sweeteners are proven to increase obesity and diabetes risk. Truvia etc contain sugar alcohol and leave a lot of folks with serious bloating, gas, diarrhea, and more. Check what is in the food before you use it. - 2/12/13

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This was easy to make and so delicious. Because it is like a dark chocolate flavor that not everyone loved it. But so far 3 out of 5 love it. I am hypoglycemic so I really like that I can eat a desert that is yummy and has protein! - 7/2/12

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  • Bad
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
    too fussy - 2/12/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I fixed this as dessert for friends today. Served it with berries and whipped cream and in a wine glass. Everyone loved it! I did at just a pinch of cinnamon and a bit more vanilla. - 4/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Im not a Chocolate lover, but I like it. And my chocolate little girl LOVE it :) - 2/26/12

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  • 4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Another great recipe and super easy. Root Beer Floats! Two tablespoons lite cool whip, pour in diet root beer. Only 20 calories. - 12/31/12

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Would stevia work instead of the sugar? - 2/12/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used dark chocolate chips and dark cocoa powder since I had it from another Sparkpeople recipe. It came out very rich and wonderful. Even though my sugar water was crystallizing again, it still mixed in fine and the eggs set up right. I didn't get the whole mixed right, but that was my fault. - 1/6/13

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  • 3 of 19 people found this review helpful
    There is no such thing as nonfat Greek yogurt. Maybe how American's imagine Greek yogurt!
    You are better off just getting the real thing but controlling yourself in terms of portion size and how often - 5/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this with Splenda and it was fantastic! Thank you!!! - 3/9/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great chocolate flavor. 1/2 a cup is a great serving size. - 1/22/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Use vanilla flavored greek yogurt instead of plain. It will be sweeter and less bitter. Tastes good if you've been dieting and avoiding sweets, otherwise you'll notice it tastes like diet dessert. - 2/19/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this. Taste was great. - 1/26/13

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  • O.K.
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was too much trouble for MY busy schedule. I will use the idea of topping a fat free chocolate pudding cup with some fruit garnish though! - 4/29/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    How many (large) egg whites make a 1/2 cup (I'm too lazy to go down and figure it out :) I do not use "liquid" egg gunk so need the number of eggs to use. Thanks! This recipe sounds wonderful! :) - 2/12/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Can you use splenda sugar as opposed white sugar? - 1/24/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It had a bitter after-taste. It was okay but certainly not what I would choose for dessert. I won't try this one again. - 1/18/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I want some right now! :D Also, I didn't know that trick of wiping out the bowl with a vinegar sprinkled cloth before whipping the egg whites. Thanks. - 5/5/13

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