What stops you from treating yourself to something sweet and chocolaty? Diabetes? Obesity? Guilt? Whatever it is, you should know that there’s a way to enjoy chocolate treats like chocolate mousse without feeling bad about it – use Stevia instead of table sugar!
What is Stevia?
Stevia is a natural sweetener that’s extracted from a plant of the same name. The plant has leaves that are more than a hundred times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia is a good sugar alternative especially for those who want to regulate their blood sugar levels, lose weight, or simply want to have a sugar-free diet.
How can you use Stevia?
Stevia comes in many forms like liquid, powder, or even the actual leaves. Depending on what you need it for or your preference, you can use it to sweeten your food and beverages. You can integrate Stevia in various recipes when cooking or baking.
Mousse is prepared in a manner that incorporates air bubbles for it to have a light and airy texture. Depending on how you prepare it and your preference, it can be thick and creamy, fluffy and light, and sweet or savory. Savoury mousses usually use fish, hard-boiled egg, or liver. Sweet mousses are often desserts, and one of the most popular sweet mousses, is of course, chocolate mousse. Making chocolate mousse with Stevia is one of the easiest recipes you can do to satisfy your sweet cravings.
Chocolate Mousse with Stevia Recipe:
There are many recipes you can choose from when making chocolate mousse with Stevia. Dairy-free, vegan, white chocolate, dark chocolate – the choices can be endless. The following is a simple Stevia chocolate mousse recipe that you’ll surely love.
You’ll need just a few ingredients for this recipe, and here they are:
1) 125ml water
2) 4 sheafs of Gelatine leaves (around 6.6 grams)
3) 4 medium eggs; be sure to separate the egg whites and yolks
4) 2 ½ tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
For Stevia, you can use either its powder form or liquid form. If you’re using the powder form, dissolve 2-3 knife tips of it in a tablespoon of hot water. When you go for the liquid form, there’s actually a Stevia chocolate liquid sweetener available, resulting in a chocolatier mousse. Use about ¼ tablespoon of these Stevia chocolate drops. A small amount of Stevia in whichever form can go a long way, so it’s really a matter of trial and error when using it to cook or bake something. Don’t be afraid to experiment with how much Stevia to put in, but as a general rule, it’s better to start with a small quantity. After all, it’s easier to add more Stevia than to end up with an overly sweet dish.
What to do
First, soak the gelatine leaves in 125ml water until they turn into jelly.
While waiting for your jelly, mix the egg whites until soft peaks are formed. As for the yolks, separately beat them at high speed.
When the gelatine leaves are already in jelly form, pour the jelly into a kitchen bowl that’s meant for a water bath. Melt the jelly with water. Slowly add the cocoa and mix it until you have a smooth fluid. Just be sure not to overheat the jelly mix; it’s advisable to remove the heat once the jelly has melted.
Combine the jelly-cocoa-water mix, the egg mix, and Stevia. Mix them at medium speed until you get an even-colored mixture. Be sure that they are combined well.
You can now pour the mixture into a serving bowl or serving cups if you’re sharing the mousse with others. This results in around six servings.
Place the mixture in your fridge to cool and set. This takes around 30 minutes to an hour. You can now enjoy your sugar-free chocolate mousse!
Benefits of Stevia
With this recipe, you can enjoy the various benefits of Stevia. As mentioned, it’s free from sugar, so there’s no need to worry about an increase in your blood sugar level. As for calories, Stevia alone does not have any. The calories you’ll be counting here are from the cocoa and eggs. One serving of this chocolate mousse is around 100 grams, which has approximately 209 calories. It’s still pretty much a low-calorie dessert (or snack), so it can easily fit into your diet. Stevia is also rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Thus, using it in chocolate mousse is a fun way to get your nutritional supplements.
Stevia is definitely a welcome addition to your diet, so start using it now!
Category: Stevia Recipes