When company is coming, don’t you wish sometimes that you had a 10-minute dessert in your arsenal? –A sweet treat that looks special and tastes great too? Well I’ve got a never-fail dessert for you. Really. My new favourite is creamy chocolate mousse topped with chopped dark chocolate and served with fresh berries. So easy! You just mix the ingredients together and stir. Serve with fresh, beautiful berries. and nature makes you look like a dessert chef!
Greek yogurt is the main ingredient. It’s amazing how cocoa and sugar transforms this healthy staple into a creamy dessert. (It’s important to buy a good Greek yogurt brand. I like Liberté because it is creamy and not sour like some yogurts. I use 0% fat but higher fat is fine. Buy unsweetened plain so that you are in charge of the sugar and flavours.)
So if you are ever pushed to get an entire meal with dessert on the table, and omg omg you are not ready(!!!) – like if you are down to choosing whether to shine up the bathroom or yourself in the 10 minutes left before guests arrive (Am I the only person this has ever happened to?) – well this recipe is really good. Easy Chocolate Mousse with fresh, plump berries! Here you go …
Easy Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries – Recipe
Recipe adapted from Christine at COOKtheSTORY
Serves 2. Prep Time 10 minutes
Ingredients – Easy Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, plain and unsweetened (I use 0% fat but higher fat is okay. Buy a good brand that is mild and creamy, like Liberté.)
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Rum (Optional)
- 2 squares Dark Chocolate, chopped fine
- 1 c fresh Raspberries (Other berries can be substituted.)
Method – Easy Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries
- Combine all ingredients except chocolate and raspberries in medium-sized bowl. Stir until smooth and creamy.
- Spoon into bowls. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Serve fresh raspberries with the mousse.
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