I enjoy coffee, and I love chocolate, although I don’t have much of either nowadays. I used to start every day with a strong cup of coffee or two and felt tired and headachy if I didn’t.
I’d also often have a chocolate bar (or two!) most days to make up for the fact I didn’t have time for breakfast and lunch and needed the energy to keep me going.
Needless to say, such an approach to nutrition was very unhealthy, and I don’t do this anymore.
Now, I only drink good quality coffee and eat vary dark chocolate occasionally. I still like them both, but I’ve learned that I enjoy them more when I have them relatively infrequently – like once a week instead of twice or more a day!
That’s why I love the recipe I’m sharing with you today – it combines coffee and chocolate but, because it’s a special treat, it’s the sort of thing I will only eat occasionally.
If you want a rich treat that’s easy to make, low in sugar, and combines two really delicious ingredients, give this recipe for sugar-free, creamy mocha mousse a try.
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – N/A
Number of servings – 8
- 6 ounces of sugar-free dark chocolate
- ½ cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
- 1-2 teaspoons coffee extract
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 ounces Dark chocolate chips or chocolate covered coffee beans
- Using an immersion blender, whip the heavy cream until thick and smooth
- Place the chocolate in a small bowl and place it over a pan of boiling water to melt
- To the melted chocolate, add the vanilla, coffee, and coffee extract. Mix well
- Pour the coffee/chocolate mixture into cream and stir well
- Pour into serving dishes and garnish with chocolate chips/coffee beans
- Chill for 30 minutes to thicken before serving
Recipe source – sugarfreemom.com
Picture source – daisysworld.net
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