Low Carb Chocolate Mousse
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!
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
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)
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.
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*
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!