The “Healthier Chocolate Desserts” portion of this post is sponsored by Foodie.com.
Happy Thursday! I can almost taste the end of the week at this point, can’t you? My two main goals this weekend: survive my trail race and make this dark chocolate mousse again. Eating mousse makes me feel super fancy. Don’t laugh. It’s true. I never realized just how easy it was to make, though. I have a feeling it will be in the regular dessert rotation from this point forward.
Besides the taste, the best part is that it takes two ingredients: unsweetened vanilla almond milk and dark chocolate. That’s it. I shouldn’t even really call this a recipe, but I’ll share the steps below if you’re interested.
- 8 ounces high quality dark chocolate
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Carefully melt chocolate in a double boiler. I don’t have one, so I used a small glass bowl on top of one of my pots. The struggle is real.
- Place the bowl of melted chocolate (or double boiler insert) directly into a larger bowl filled with ice cubes. Add the almond milk to the chocolate and stir with a spatula to combine.
- Using a hand mixer on a medium-low setting, beat the mixture until it begins to set up. There will be no bubbles left, just the beginnings of a creamy mousse. Try not to eat it right then and there.
- Pour the mousse into four small cups and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- When you are ready to serve the mousse, top with whatever your little heart desires. I chose strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. More chocolate? Why not.
I love that there are no added, weirdo ingredients. Just milk and chocolate. While it’s not necessarily low in calories, it’s still a much better option than some store bought desserts. In case dark chocolate mousse doesn’t sound all that appealing to you, I’ve rounded up some other healthier chocolate dessert options. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, y’all.
Do you have any desserts that you’d add to the list?