I don’t make desserts often, in fact, probably only 2 – 3 times a year and usually only for a birthday or major holiday. Not to say we don’t eat sweets but having a box of cookies lying around is in direct conflict with our diet! This recipe is one that my Mom gave me after she read it in her local newspaper. The nice thing is that it is a nice treat and 100% on the Dukan Diet! If you are lactose intolerant then this post is most definitely not for you. Let’s get to it!
- 2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 3/4 cup Splenda (Truvia probably would work too but I used Splenda for baking)
- Skim milk
- 1-2 teaspoons flavoring such as: mint extract, Kahlua, Creme de Cacao, Bailey’s Irish Creme or Grand Marnier
- fat-free whipped cream
Place all ingredients except flavoring into your blender and mix. Add more or less skim milk by the tablespoons to the consistency you’d like your mousse. The recipe states 1+ Tablespoons, I used closer to 1/4th a cup but added it tablespoon by tablespoon so as not to get too much. Can’t take it back out! Chill when done. I mixed my flavorings in separately so that we could have multiple flavors and we liked it with Bailey’s Irish Creme the best, would have used Kahlua if we had it on hand. Anyway, mix in the flavoring into your serving, top with whipped cream, (and sprinkle it with a teeny-tiny bit of real sugar just for fun if you like) and enjoy. Cool treat on the Dukan Diet and even better there is about 5 grams of protein in a serving of ricotta and even a little Vitamin C! Thanks Mom!
100% Dukan Diet Worthy on all stages of the diet.