Let me tell you a secret – I LOVE desserts. I have a real sweet tooth that, sometimes, I just must indulge. The thing is, as sweet as my tooth can be, I mostly keep things under control by eating lots of fruit, the occasional protein bar, and generally steering clear of sugar. I care about my weight and my health too much to eat a lot of sweet food.
However, when I do want a sweet treat, I think it’s much better to make yummy things to eat myself instead of buying them at the store. That way, I can control not only how much I eat but what ingredients go into my treats.
A lot of store-bought treats and desserts are loaded with unhealthy ingredients like refined sugars and trans fats as well as countless artificial additives – none of which are good for you. By making my own desserts, I can make sure that my treats are as healthy as possible.
Don’t get me wrong; this doesn’t mean I eat a lot of treats but, when I do, I make sure it’s not just tasty but relatively healthy too.
This easy chocolate mousse is one of my favorite special desserts and, best of all, I can whip up a batch easily using my food processor.
Ingredients – makes six ½ cup-sized servings:
10 ounces dark chocolate (60% cocoa)
6 egg yolks
6 egg whites
6 tablespoons sugar – you could use stevia instead if you want
1 tablespoon rum or rum flavoring
5 ounces heavy whipping cream
Place the butter and chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Pour some water into a saucepan and place the bowl on top. Don’t let the water touch the base of the bowl. Heat the saucepan and bring the water to a simmer so the chocolate and butter melt. Make sure you stir the mixture continuously.
Attach the whisk attachment to your food processor. Add the egg whites and whisk on high speed. As the egg whites start to thicken, slowly add four tablespoons of sugar. Continue whisking until the whisk leaves a trail in the mixture as it goes around.
Take the mixture out of the bowl and put it to one side.
Put the yolks and the remaining sugar in the processor bowl with the whisk attachment and then beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
With the processor still running, add the melted chocolate/butter mix and the rum. Add the cream and beat until the mixture thickens.
Finally, add the remaining ingredients and mix gently using the pulse button.
Pour the mixture into tall glasses and place in the fridge for at least two hours.
Nutrition per ½ cup serving:
Carbs 32.5 grams
Fiber 1.2 grams
Protein 8.4 grams
Fat 32.3 grams
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