Have we recovered from Thanksgiving sufficiently? I gave you an extra day yesterday just in case you were doing one of those kale-quinoa juice-fast things. I can’t talk to you when you do things like that. BUT today is grand because we’re in the depths of December (by two whole days!), and so we’re celebrating with a rich chocolate mousse! I tipped a little peppermint extract in the bowl, and pounded a candy cane to bits for the top. It’s fun!
Why am I calling this dessert skinny? Well, I cut the heavy cream by using Greek yogurt. It’s just as creamy, and the tangy flavor goes great with peppermint. This mousse is a satisfying dessert, but not so rich that you can resist eating both servings. <—That’s your only warning.
As you know, it’s the holidays. In the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, let’s pause and think about those who don’t have such a great holiday ahead of them. Food banks have always been my number one method of charitable giving because I love feeding people. The thought of people going without food wrecks me. I’ve been working with the American Dairy Association all year long to promote the nutritional benefits of dairy products, like milk, yogurt and cheese. But did you know that milk is the number one request for food banks? and they rarely receive it? I know that my food bank donations are almost always dry goods. But this year, the ADA is teaming up with Feeding America for a Great American Milk Drive. Do you want to help? It’s so easy!
If you go to ADA’s Facebook page and like, comment or share my post, $1 is instantly donated to the cause! Doesn’t that feel good? One click, one dollar. We can do this!
It would really melt my heart if we all brought thousands of gallons of milk to those in need.
It would also melt my heart if you made this skinny chocolate mousse and enjoyed it with your sweetie.
*If you're wondering how I got the crushed candy canes to stick to the rims of the glass, I dipped them in corn syrup first. I did this after the mousse set--if you work quickly, there's no risk of the mousse flopping out ;) As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
For the topping:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 775Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 268mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 4gSugar: 63gProtein: 11g
*If you're wondering how I got the crushed candy canes to stick to the rims of the glass, I dipped them in corn syrup first. I did this after the mousse set--if you work quickly, there's no risk of the mousse flopping out ;)
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.