Sometimes we all need a treat, and this dessert is just that! It’s a low-sugar treat. The vanilla increases the sense of sweetness, as would other flavourings such as finely grated orange zest or a pinch of ground cinnamon. This rich dish can also be chilled in smaller containers such as egg cups or as squares in a large ice-cube tray.
80g/3oz dark chocolate (80% cocoa solids), cut into small pieces
120ml/4fl oz double (heavy) cream
2 drops vanilla extract
1. Divide the chocolate and cream between four ramekins. Microwave on a medium heat for 20 seconds. Stir the mixture with a fork until combined. If there are still lumps of chocolate after stirring, microwave for another 5–10 seconds.
2. Stir in the vanilla, cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hour, or until set.
Each serving provides:
1.5g protein, 12.5g carbohydrates, 22g fat, 0.5g fibre
Some Other Mousse and Dessert Type Recipes
Did you like my play on words? There’s definitely low carb mousse in our house!
With quite a selection of mousse’s to choose from – see here
Chocolate : Vegan : Low Carb : Desserts
However, you may not want to do any baking, so why not just enjoy a square of dark chocolate. Many studies have shown that dark chocolate is incredibly healthy, and may reduce your risk of several diseases. Dark chocolate is loaded with fibre and antioxidants, as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. Plant compounds in dark chocolate have been shown to lower blood pressure, protect against heart disease, improve brain function and protect the skin against the sun’s harmful UV-rays. To make the most of the health benefits, it is recommended to eat dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70–85% or higher. A piece of dark chocolate is especially delicious when enjoyed with a good cup of coffee.
Bottom line: Dark chocolate contains high amounts of fibre, antioxidants and minerals. It may reduce the risk of heart disease, improve brain function and protect the skin from the sun, read more here
There are times when only chocolate will do, see here
Chocolate Treats, the LCHF way, see here
Low Carb Chocolate Cookie / Biscuits, see here
Dear reader, we bring a variety of articles and recipe/food suggestions to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
All the best Jan