150-Calorie Chocolate Mousse
IntroductionWhen 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!
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
diced strawberries, raspberries, segmented oranges or sliced bananas for garnish (nutrition info not included)
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.
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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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
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