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Chocolate mousse is not low calorie.  However, this chocolate mousse has no sugar, butter, or heavy cream in it, which makes it a relatively low calorie chocolate mousse.  The key to this chocolate mousse is using top quality chocolate.  In this chocolate mousse recipe, the flavor of the chocolate itself is what makes the mousse unforgettable and keeps you from missing the sugar and added fat.

The Relatively Low Calorie Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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I found the recipe (which is reprinted in my own words below) for the low calorie chocolate mousse in a discussion thread at getcrafty.com (credited originally to Last Chance to Eat).

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This recipe uses raw eggs.  I suggest using pasteurized eggs for safety.
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Relatively Low Calorie Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse has no sugar, butter, or heavy cream in it, which makes it a relatively low-calorie chocolate mousse.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate mousse recipe, low calorie chocoalte mousse
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 231kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 raw eggs separated (I suggest using pasteurized eggs)
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons black coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brandy

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are a pale yellow.
  • Melt the chocolate with the coffee using a double boiler or a metal boil over boiling water.
  • Remove from heat, and mix with a beater or wire whisk, adding the egg yolks a little at a time.
  • Add the brandy.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until they are foamy and hold soft peaks.
  • Mix two tablespoons of the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  • Gently fold in the rest of the egg whites.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass bowl or individual serving dishes and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. The mousse will thicken up as it chills.

Notes

If you are using this a filling for Better Than Sex Cupcakes, it will fill all 16 with some leftover for snacking.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Relatively Low Calorie Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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My Better than Sex cupcakes are filled with this mousse. Check them out.
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