There are many good reasons to cut down on your sugar consumption, especially added sugars. Too much of the sweet stuff is associated with a number of health problems, including diabetes, weight gain and high cholesterol.
Balancing your commitment to slashing sugar with a sweet tooth can be really tough, though, and that’s why it’s extra nice when you find a recipe that lets you have it all. With this two-tone chocolate mousse recipe from Lily’s Sweets, you can have your dessert and cut your sugar, too. That’s because the decadent-tasting dessert has absolutely no added sugar.
This smooth, creamy and delicious mousse looks super elegant and would be perfect to serve at a dinner party with friends.
First, you start with the dark mousse. For that, you’ll need:
- 5 ounces Lily’s Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, melted and cooled
- 8 ounces heavy whipping cream, chilled
- Pinch sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the whipping cream with the sea salt and vanilla, then whip in the bowl of a stand mixer until soft peaks form. Next, combine about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the melted, cooled chocolate. Fold it in until most of the streaks are gone. Then add another 1/3 of the whipped cream. Don’t over mix this, though. Finally, add the last 1/3 of the whipped cream. With a piping bag, pipe about 1/2 cup into cups or ramekins and chill.
While the dark mousse is chilling, prepare the light mousse. For the light mousse, you’ll need:
- 3 ounces Lily’s Sweets Caramelized and Salted Milk Chocolate, melted and cooled
- 6 ounces heavy whipping cream, chilled
Whip together the melted, cooled chocolate with the whipping cream, as you did for the dark mousse. Repeat by thirds until all of the whipped cream is mixed in. With the piping bag, pipe 1/4 cup on top of the dark mousse, then chill.
Before serving, garnish with additional unsweetened whipped cream and Lily’s Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips.
Looking for more dessert ideas that aren’t overloaded with sugar? Check out these five cookie recipes with no added sugar.