This mousse won’t give you diabetes. Seriously. I can’t make this claim about much of my food (coughapplesyrupcough) but this mousse is actually sugar-free. Free of regular sugar, anyway. I’ve been experimenting with sugar substitutes and this recipe is one of my new favorites. It’s also free of one other thing: effort. If you can put things in a mixing bowl and blend them together, you can make this mousse. It’s great for days when you’re low on time, or low on energy and want a creamy, chocolaty fix. I’m feeling under the weather myself today, so this is my quick-fix pick-me-up.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Splenda (or similar sugar substitute)
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream (hey, I didn't say this was lowfat)
- (optional: dark chocolate shavings for garnish (may contain sugar))
- Cut the cream cheese into smaller chunks and put it into a mixing bowl with the Splenda and cocoa powder. Turn your mixer or beaters on medium and blend well. Drizzle in the whipping cream and continue to beat a few more minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until well incorporated. Serve immediately (with a chocolate shavings garnish if desired).
I ran the ingredients that I used through a nutritional calculator and it came out with approximately: 405 calories; 9g carbs; 41g fat; 6g protein; 2g fiber per serving. Again, that's an approximation and your mileage may vary.