It’s late at night and you’re craving something sweet and creamy. You’re looking for something quick and small to make. Go on a date with some chocolate mousse! It uses cocoa powder instead of chocolate, so there is no need to wait for the chocolate to melt. It’s a fast and easy way to make some creamy, chocolatey, chocolate mousse for yourself. Chocolate mousse is the perfect small, rich, luscious dessert.
Ordinary chocolate mousse can be over 450 calories for one cup of mousse, and this recipe of chocolate mousse is about 250 calories for one cup, which is 200 calories less than ordinary chocolate mousse. Regular chocolate mousse has a lot more ingredients including egg whites and chocolate, instead of cocoa powder. This mousse has no egg whites, uses light cream, and only a tablespoon of cocoa powder for half the calories. One tablespoon of cocoa powder is only 12 calories, whereas, one ounce of dark chocolate is 155 calories. Using cocoa powder instead of chocolate cuts out 143 calories and that’s just switching the chocolate. Using light cream instead of heavy cream saves half the calories. One cup of heavy cream is about 821 calories, whereas, one cup of light cream is about 468 calories. Using half a cup of light cream leaves you with about 234 calories, which is a whole lot less. Cut out half the calories by using this recipe for chocolate mousse.
Regular chocolate mousse also takes a lot longer to make than this recipe. It can take over an hour to make chocolate mousse including refrigeration. This recipe only takes less than 5 minutes to make and you only need one bowl or jar to make it. No need to refrigerate the mousse, you can eat it right after it is mixed all together.
When you are looking for a late night snack and you want to eat something that is quick to make, this chocolate mousse is the perfect recipe for you. It’s only one serving, so there is no worry about having leftovers and overindulging. Try this recipe for some creamy chocolate mousse.
INGREDIENTS: Serves 1
- ½ cup light cream
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 teaspoons powdered sugar
- Pinch of fine sea salt
Whipped cream topping: (enough for two servings)
- 1/4 cup light cream
- 1 ½ teaspoons powdered sugar (more or less to taste)
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- Miniature chocolate chips for serving (optional)
For the mousse:
- Place all of the mousse ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously for 2 minutes
For the topping:
- Put the whipped cream ingredients in a separate jar and shake vigorously for 2 minutes.
- Spoon the mousse into a serving dish and top with the whipped cream and chocolate chips. (or eat it right out of the jar!)
It’s a great small dessert to satisfy your cravings. It only takes a couple minutes to make and you can keep it all to yourself. Get your arm work out it in by whipping up some chocolate mousse.
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