Chocolate Mousse

Who knew chocolate mousse could be so simple and so fast? Once you have the ingredients on hand, you can put this decadent dessert together in a flash.

¼ cup (60 ml) whole milk

 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

½ cup (40 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

 ½ ounce (14 g) milk chocolate, finely chopped

1½ ounces (43 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 6 pitted dates

½ cup (120 ml) plain 0% Greek yogurt, stirred

½ cup (124 g) plus 1 tablespoon part-skim ricotta Fresh seasonal berries or shaved chocolate, for garnish

1. Place all the ingredients except the garnish into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 35 to 40 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

2. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh berries, or shaved chocolate for more decadence. AMOUNT PER ½ CUP (120ML) SERVING (WITHOUT GARNISH): calories 200, total fat 10g, saturated fat 5 g, cholesterol 10mg, sodium 65mg, total carbohydrate 25g, dietary fiber 6 g, sugars 15g, protein 11g

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