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This Chocolate Mousse Recipe is Actually Healthy!

[fa icon="calendar"] 5/11/15 9:00 AM / by Malta Development

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Dark chocolate is a powerful source of flavonoids and theobromine. Desserts made with dark chocolate can be good for you and deliver those antioxidants in a delicious way.

 

Here's a healthy version of everyone's favorite dessert: chocolate mousse. This recipe, substituting egg whites for whipped cream, will surprise you and your guests with a rich, decadent taste.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups water

4 large eggs, separated (you will use 2 of the yolks and all of the whites)

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon Chambord (a raspberry liqueur – this is optional)

1 tablespoon low-fat milk

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped and melted

 

Method:

  1. Heat water in a pan over medium-low heat until just simmering.
  2. Combine 2 of the egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of the sugar, Chambord, milk, and salt in a heatproof bowl large enough to fit over the pan. Whisk the mixture constantly over the barely simmering water until the sugar dissolves. This take about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the melted chocolate.
  3. Beat 4 egg whites in a separate bowl on high speed until soft peaks form. Add 1 tablespoon sugar and the vanilla and continue beating the whites until the mixture holds staff, shiny peaks.
  4. Whisk a small amount of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until smooth; then, slowly incorporate the remaining egg whites. Spoon into dessert dishes and refrigerate until set (at least two hours)
  5. Decorating the mousse with chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries and mint leaves makes a nice display.

 

This recipe will make six ½ cup portions that are only 127 calories each! And don't forget to let us know what you think about this chocolate mousse recipe with a comment below. (:

 

(Modified from a recipe on eatingwell.com)

 

Image via GrandBaby-Cakes.com

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