Hey Friends! I hope you’re having a great week so far. Summer is blazing all around us and we are doing our best to enjoy every spare moment we can. I had a great time teaching my Low carb southern class last weekend and when we got to talking about quick and easy treats I mentioned this Chocolate Mousse. There was so much interest that I occurred to me it might be a good recipe to post.
This is a recipe for one but it can easily be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled for two or more. You can make it with regular sugar or you can use your favorite sweetener (as I do) for a low carb dessert. It takes all of one minute to make and really helps fill that need for chocolate that rises up from time to time.
To make this, you’ll need Heavy Cream (same thing as whipping cream), cocoa powder, vanilla, and sweetener of your choice or sugar.
Most folks would tell you to whip your cream first but I’m all about simplification and getting mess done, so let’s just throw all ingredients in a large mixing bowl at the same time, then beat on high with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. If you don’t know what that is, just basically wait until it gets so thick that after the beater moves through it, the ridges where it went are still visible and don’t fall back down.
You need to sweeten this to your taste. I will tell you right off that mine is just lightly sweet so you might want to add a bit more sweet stuff.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Best if consumed within one day of preparation.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 packets splenda or 2 Tablespoons sugar*
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat with electric mixer until stiff peaks form, scraping down sides as needed to make sure all ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Best if consumed the same day it is made. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
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