Friday, September 29, 2006

Chocolate Mousse - 6 net carbs per serving

Chocolate mousse is a quick an easy dessert. You can make different twists on this by adding various liquors.

Serves 4.

1 1/2 c. heavy cream
9 packets Splenda
1 t. vanilla extract (Mexican brands preferred)
1 T. Grand Marnier, Kahlua, or Amaretto
1/4 c. Hershey's cocoa (Dutch is preferred)

If you have a whisk attachment on your blender, use it. If not, regular beaters should be okay. Beat on high until cream thickens. Add Splenda one packet at a time. Add vanilla. Once mixture begins to thicken, remove 1 cup and set aside. Begin mixing again. While mixing, add liquor and cocoa. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat until thick. Spoon into 4 dessert dishes, add white whipped cream to top. Refridgerate for one hour. If not on a diet, I might recommend crumbling Oreos in the bottom of each dish, but we can't always get what we want now can we?


Anonymous said...

You forgot to say what to do with the 1 cup of batter you reserved! :-) This sounds great.

Big Daddy D said...

Sorry that this wasn't clear. The 1 cup of "batter" is the whipped cream that is to be used as topping.

PJ at TDLC said...

Here's something cool: instead of splenda which has carbs, DaVinci sugar free syrup comes in "Kahlua" flavor and could be used as the sweetener, without alcohol, and save yet more carbs, probably still would taste good. Also fyi: best cocoa you can find is 24% butterfat; try for that, both standard and dutched. Also: sells liquid splenda. Very intense. 1 drop = 1.5 teaspoons sweetener. Although things needing bulk may be better with another choice (there are many choices) or polydextrose to make up for it, things that don't need sugar's bulk, used with Sweetzfree, have zero sweetener carbs. Only warning is it's easy to overdue and too much of it isn't like too much sugar, it's like drinking food coloring or something lol.

Big Daddy D said...

Some great ideas. I have been trying unsuccessfully to find liquid splenda. My wife and I have started experimenting with the new splenda kool-aid sweatner. One small packet = one cup of sugar. It doesn't have the filler that makes splenda have equal measurements to sugar. The liquid sounds even better and probably cheaper. I'll order some today and give it a try.