Low Carb Living ~ Chocolate Coffee Mousse

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sometimes CHOCOLATE is just what is needed! In a week that hosts an IRS DEADLINE, chocolate is most certainly REQUIRED. It has been a CRAZY week at work -- has me dreaming of the more casual, laid back days of summer. I've been wanting to play with a pot de creme recipe but for the ease of this recipe, I will have to wait until time is more plentiful -- maybe for Easter dessert. Thank goodness dark chocolate can be part of a low carb diet :)

Chocolate Coffee Mousse
(Printable Version)

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp imitation brandy
2 Tbsps instant espresso granules
4 Tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup sweetener (I used Splenda granules - I prefer Truvia but I was wanting to keep the carbs as low as possible)

In a large bowl, whip the cream on high speed until almost forming peaks. Add all remaining ingredients, except sour cream, one at a time, mixing on low speed. Add sour cream and mix in. Serve in small, individual, serving dishes. Garnish with chopped nuts or grated dark chocolate. Makes 12 servings. 170 calories and 3 net carbs per serving.