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Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

January 28, 2011

Mmmore chocolate!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and according to my Mom you can never have too much chocolate. So since Mom knows best I present…Chocolate Ricotta Mousse! Make this dessert for your sweetheart and feel good about indulging in a low-calorie treat that tastes great too! (Don’t worry the butter will be back next week.)

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse from Everyday Food
Serves 6
2 cups part-skim ricotta
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large egg whites, room temperature
½ cup sugar
pinch coarse salt

In a food processor, pulse ricotta and cocoa powder until completely smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

Place egg whites, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a pot of simmering water. Cook, whisking constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture is warm to the touch, about 3 minutes.
Remove bowl from heat and, using an electric mixture, beat mixture on high until stiff glossy peaks form, about 5 minutes.

With a rubber spatula, gently fold in egg-white mixture into ricotta mixture until combined. Divide mousse among six glasses or small bowls. Refrigerate until set, 3 hours (or up to 1 day).

Per serving: 166 Cal; 7g fat; 11 g protein; 18 g carb; 1 g fiber

Freutcake Tip: Cut a heart template out of wax paper and dust with cocoa powder or powdered sugar.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2011 5:59 pm

    Those are pretty! Sounds yummy, but I”m glad the butter will be back soon. Haha!

  2. Mom permalink
    February 2, 2011 5:47 pm

    If it’s not chocolate, it’s not worth the calories

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