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Easy Cocoa Mousse Recipe

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"This airy, melt-in-your-mouth mousse has a light cocoa flavor that's so good," comments Donna Brooks of Jefferson, Maine. "It's simple to mix, then pop in the fridge while you're preparing the rest of your meal."
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • Artificial sweetener equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups reduced-fat whipped topping, divided

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 81 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook over low heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  2. In a blender, combine the milk, sweetener, cocoa and vanilla. Slowly add gelatin mixture. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Spoon into serving dishes. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Garnish with remaining topping. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Easy Cocoa Mousse in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p44


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PWH User ID: 1967660 22687
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"For a light dessert, this is great! I have made it many times. It is a favorite when I want something sweet, but need to watch my calorie intake."

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