I am not a huge dessert or chocolate person but lately I have been craving chocolate mousse. Not sure why but it has been constant for a week or so. Cheat meal this week was at Carrabba's with best bud. We had the most AMAZING dessert that had some chocolate mousse in it (along with LOTS of other sugary, fatty goodness). That made me want it more.
I started looking up recipes for low fat chocolate mousse. Everything seemed so complicated. Draining tofu? Using a candy thermometer? Really? Why do people make things so darn difficult? I am just going to eat it to satisfy a craving, I am not building a nuclear bomb (well I am not sure what is in tofu but I do not think it is bomb worthy). So I scratched all the researched recipes and created my own. Here is where you find out what a simpleton I am.
Low-fat Chocolate Mousse:
- Mix one package (serves 4) of sugar-free instant Jell-O Chocolate pudding with 1 3/4 cups of skim milk. I just used a whisk in a regular bowl for about 5 minutes (no mixer, no double boiler)
- Slowly whisk in 1 cup of Cool Whip Lite. That is it. You have chocolate mousse.
- I divided it into 4 servings (which is a decent size) and chilled for a few hours. They come in at about 130 calories each.
With the ones I still have in the frig for tomorrow I may add some crushed low-fat oreos just because it sounds good (a little more complicated, I know). It will add some calories but other flavor and texture as well. So to all of those chefs who are working for Cooking Light magazine or are authors of low-fat cookbooks, please stop making everything so complicated and expensive to make. My husband and I totally loved this super simple, yummy recipe.
As a random side note, I have a new favorite family to watch on TLC. There is a show called One BIG Happy Family. It is a family that is morbidly obese and trying to fix their situation. They are sweet and hilarious. I love this family and this show. If you have not seen it, you should try to watch one episode. I hope one day I have a family this sweet.
Enjoy the rest of your week!