Lighter chocolate mousse

Lighter chocolate mousse
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min  

Our lighter take on a classic chocolate mousse uses just three ingredients and tastes just as decadent as the full-fat version.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
151kcals
Fat
7g (4.2g saturated)
Protein
6g
Carbohydrates
15.6g (15.4g sugars)
Fibre
0.8g
Salt
0.2g
Calories
151kcals
Fat
7g (4.2g saturated)
Protein
6g
Carbohydrates
15.6g (15.4g sugars)
Fibre
0.8g
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 100g good quality dark chocolate, chopped, plus a few shavings to decorate
  • 4 large free-range egg whites
  • 50g fat free greek yogurt

You’ll also need…

  •  4 x 200ml ramekin

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir occasionally until melted, then set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Put the egg whites in a large, clean bowl and use an electric hand mixer to whisk to medium-stiff peaks. Stir the yogurt into the melted chocolate until combined.
  3. Using a large metal spoon or spatula, stir a spoonful of the whisked egg whites into the chocolate mixture to loosen, then carefully fold in the remaining egg white.
  4. Divide equally among the ramekins, then chill for 4 hours before serving. Decorate the mousses with a few chocolate shavings to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. To make decorative chocolate shavings, run a vegetable peeler down the edge of a bar of dark chocolate. Beat leftover yolks with a pinch of sugar or salt and freeze in a food bag, labelled with the number of yolks and the date, for up to 3 months.

  2. The mousse will keep for several days, covered with cling film in the fridge.

  3. We omitted the sugar and used a good quality dark chocolate instead of a sweetened chocolate, then added fat-free greek yogurt for a rich, creamy texture.

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