This recipe is an excellent lower calorie alternative to your traditional chocolate mousse but just as delicious!
Makes 4 servings| Hands-On Time: 20min| Overnight chilling – optional
85g Dark chocolate
15ml Cocoa powder
3ml Vanilla extract
2 Egg whites
15ml Xylitol granules
50g Greek yoghurt
- Chop the chocolate very finely and put it into a large bowl that will fit over a pan of simmering water. Mix the cocoa, coffee and vanilla with 2 tbsp cold water, and pour over the chocolate. Place the bowl over the gently simmering water, give it all a stir, then remove from the heat. Leave with the bowl of chocolate still over the water, stirring occasionally to check when melted.
- Stir the melted chocolate, it will be quite thick. Stir in 2 tbsp boiling water and the chocolate will immediately thin down and become silky smooth. Leave to cool slightly.
- Whisk the egg whites to fairly soft peaks, then whisk in the xylitol until thick and glossy. Beat the yogurt into the cooled chocolate. Fold about one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mix using a large metal spoon, then very gently fold in the rest of the whites until they are evenly mixed in – being careful not to over-mix or you will lose the volume of the mousse. Spoon into 4 small cups or (125-150ml) ramekins and chill for a couple of hours, or overnight.
- Place each mousse on a saucer or small plate. Top with a few raspberries, then dust with a little cocoa powder. Will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge.
1 Serving chocolate mousse = 1 Starch + 1/2 Protein