This evening I didn't have to cook dinner since we had plenty of leftovers from the last couple of nights -- both the Chicken Scampi-ish as well as the Chipotle Grilled Chicken. However, I was in the mood to tinker.and...for chocolate! Last week, I received an order of a couple different gourmet cocoa powders that I have been wanting to try and they came just in time to cure my chocolate fix this evening! I ordered both Valrhona and Scharffen Berger unsweetened cocoa powder. I decided to try the Scharffen Berger cocoa tonight -- it came highly recommended from a fellow foodie follower and friend that also shares my love of both cooking and eating (thanks, Katie)! I decided to make something completely quick and simple...and delicious, of course. It is so simple that it is almost embarrassing to call it a recipe...but I guess when you mix multiple ingredients together, regardless of how simple it is...that's called a recipe! So, tonight I bring you...Mousse a la Grecque au Chocolat....I know, you probably thought..."what WHAT???" Basically, I made chocolate mousse (which is French) and used Greek yogurt...which obviously is NOT. So we have a bi-national dessert here.
I had about 3 tablespoons of heavy cream left in a carton that I poured into a small deep bowl and using a tiny whisk (that is so cute), I beat the heck out of it for a few minutes until it was whipped and fluffy, but not to the "stiff peak" stage. I added 2 tablespoons of Swerve Confectioners Style sweetener and beat that into the whipped cream and then slowly folded in 3 tablespoons of the Scharffen Berger cocoa powder and beat that a little -- it became thick, fluffy and creamy (almost like frosting). I added 1 cup of Greek Gods full fat plain Greek yogurt and folded that into the chocolate cream mixture and added about 25 drops of NuNaturals liquid stevia. I could have added more Swerve instead of stevia, but I really liked the "creamy and fluffy" texture I currently had -- so I opted to use the drops instead to get more sweetness without adding very much volume to change the current texture that I really liked. I purposely didn't want it overly sweet because I wanted to taste the chocolate...and taste I did! I had a few spoonfuls and put it in the fridge to enjoy later this evening. My "plan" is to have half of it tonight and half tomorrow night as a special treat....but you know what they say about plans...(they are made to be broken)! :-) Below are a couple pictures of my Mousse a la Grecque au Chocolat...or French Chocolate Greek Mousse! ;-) Enjoy!