Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Hi Foodies,

I am so happy I have lost 20 pounds in the last three weeks! I have been eating healthy by cutting out rice, bread, dairy, and sugary drinks including Juice! I've also been going to the gym at least 3-5 times a week. If you have heard my testimony you know what this means to me, but regardless of us always attempting to make better daily decisions...we always make mistakes. I am seriously a recovering coffee addict (not doing so hot *pun intended*)!

So in my journey to a healthy/fit lifestyle I decided to look up healthy dessert recipes (sweets have been on of the hardest things for me to give up, ESPECIALLY chocolate). I found a recipe for a sugar free/glutton free chocolate mousse! Awesome right???  But am I the only one who never gets recipes right? I follow the directions so carefully with each measurement and it never comes out right!!!

That's why I decided to give this recipe another try Latina Style (throwing a bunch of ingredients together and making sure it tastes good, lol). The first recipe that I followed included avocados & artificial sweetener Stevia, but it was too bitter for me so I eliminated the avocado and used Splenda instead!

Ingredients:

8oz Cream Cheese Block
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Sweetener of choice
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Prep time: 20 mins

Step 1:

In a bowl beat the cream cheese until it's smooth and slowly mix in the cocoa powder (this is hardest part, so if you can get your boyfriend to do it)

Step 2:

In a separate bowl whisk the heavy whipping cream until it basically has a lot of bubbles in it and feels heavy while you keep whisking your life away...Then mix in the vanilla extract and sweetener.

Step 3: 

Pour and mix in the whipping cream into the bowl with cream cheese

*At this point you can taste it and decide to add more cocoa, sweetener, and whipping cream to your liking*

Step 4: 

Mousse can be served in a cup or Graham cracker pie crush. Garnish with chocolate shavings or fruit of your choice and Enjoy!

PS: If you leave the mousse pie in the fridge for a couple of hours, it will get stiff and make it easier to serve!

  *Before pie was chilled*

*Before pie was chilled*