I entertained guests last weekend and battled to find a dessert to make (which would also fit into my diet) - fruit salad just would not have gone down well, considering they arrived wearing gloves and scarves!
I settled on Chocolate Mousse! Yes I can hear you all saying, "How did she fit that into her diet?" - Easy - It's low fat and sugar free. But the surprise of it all, no one even knew how I was saving their waist lines. They would have sworn it was the "Full Monty"!
Low Fat Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse
1 Sachet (15ml) unflavoured gelatin
2 tablespoon cold water
1/4 cup boiling water
2/3 cup Xylitol
1/3 cup Cocoa
1 1/2 cups cold Dairy Free Low Fat Cream (Orley Whip)
1/4 teaspoon chocolate extract (optional)
Stir together xylitol and cocoa in medium bowl; add "cream" and chocolate extract.
Beat on medium high speed of electric mixer, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally, until mixture is stiff.
Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended.
Leave in the fridge to set for a few hours.
I served mine with little chocolate hearts, I made from melted real chocolate and home made espresso ice-cream.
Give this a try, and see who can spot the difference.