Trying to lose it all again...Low carb, whole food recipes with occasional asides (including recipes) on the care and feeding of picky toddlers.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Two Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse
Believe it or not, I am actually not a fan of using artificial sweeteners, but life is about compromise. If I want to eat let alone enjoy my food, I am going to have to give a little.
However, one thing I can make that is completely natural is dark chocolate mousse. This is a simple simple recipe that tastes soooooo yummy. You can also freeze it as a stand-in for chocolate ice cream.
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Melt the chocolate on a double boiler. Takes about 5 minutes. Stir it rather frequently. Once it's melted, set aside to cool slightly.
Beat the tar out of the heavy whipping cream until it is stiff and thick. This also takes about 5 minutes.
Fold the chocolate into the cream, gently, with a spatula. Drizzle the chocolate down the sides of the bowl to cool it even further before it hits the cream.
Be sure to thoroughly incorporate the chocolate, if you under stir, you'll get a clump of hard chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.
Once it's all done put it in the fridge to 'set' and then go lick the saucepan AND the bowl.
Because this is how we know God loves us, dessert making always yields at least one bowl to lick.
Not licking is a sin. I just want you to know so nothing bad happens to you when you go the great buffet in the sky.
This makes about 6 to 8 1/2 cup servings and that is all you may have, just 1/2 cup as this is low carb, not carb free. A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I calculated the carb count at 10g, but I could be mis-rembering.
All that space travel is hard on the brain.
No, I don't know why I'm mixing in Star Wars/space travel verbiage and religion here. Why do you ask?
Top with raspberries or strawberries and serve. I happened to use sugar free Cool Whip (so bad for me, I know but there was this last minute dinner party with NO berries to be found in this universe) and chocolate sprinkles.
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