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Friday, 11 September 2020

Intense Chocolate Pots : A Lower Sugar Treat


Sometimes we all need a treat, and this dessert is just that! It's a low-sugar treat. The vanilla increases the sense of sweetness, as would other flavourings such as finely grated orange zest or a pinch of ground cinnamon. This rich dish can also be chilled in smaller containers such as egg cups or as squares in a large ice-cube tray. 

Ingredients:
80g/3oz dark chocolate (80% cocoa solids), cut into small pieces
120ml/4fl oz double (heavy) cream
2 drops vanilla extract 

Method:
1. Divide the chocolate and cream between four ramekins. Microwave on a medium heat for 20 seconds. Stir the mixture with a fork until combined. If there are still lumps of chocolate after stirring, microwave for another 5–10 seconds.
2. Stir in the vanilla, cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hour, or until set. 

Each serving provides:
1.5g protein, 12.5g carbohydrates, 22g fat, 0.5g fibre 
From original idea here 

Some Other Mousse and Dessert Type Recipes 
There's a Mousse in the Housse, and it's Low Carb
Did you like my play on words? There's definitely low carb mousse in our house!
With quite a selection of mousse's to choose from - see here
Chocolate : Vegan : Low Carb : Desserts
Two nice recipe suggestions for you - see here 

However, you may not want to do any baking, so why not just enjoy a square of dark chocolate. Many studies have shown that dark chocolate is incredibly healthy, and may reduce your risk of several diseases. Dark chocolate is loaded with fibre and antioxidants, as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. Plant compounds in dark chocolate have been shown to lower blood pressure, protect against heart disease, improve brain function and protect the skin against the sun’s harmful UV-rays. To make the most of the health benefits, it is recommended to eat dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70–85% or higher. A piece of dark chocolate is especially delicious when enjoyed with a good cup of coffee.


Bottom line: Dark chocolate contains high amounts of fibre, antioxidants and minerals. It may reduce the risk of heart disease, improve brain function and protect the skin from the sun, read more here 

Related Posts
There are times when only chocolate will do, see here
Chocolate Treats, the LCHF way, see here
Low Carb Chocolate Cookie / Biscuits, see here 


Dear reader, we bring a variety of articles and recipe/food suggestions to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

All the best Jan

33 comments:

happyone said...

Love anything chocolate. Delicious Looking!!

Elephant's Child said...

Decadent and delicious. A square (or two) of dark chocolate is enough for me though.

Martha said...

Yummy! I love dark chocolate. Have a great weekend :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

You had me at chocolate! I eat a small piece of dark chocolate (85%) every morning for Elevenses. Your recipe looks divine.

JFM said...

Who could resist chocolate 🍫...not me!!!

Christine said...

This sounds and looks so delicious! And thanks for the rice plant link today, much appreciated!

Tom said...

...looks creamy and dreamy!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Simple and tasty. I'll try that, and pretend it is a work of art from an expert chef.

God bless.

CHERI said...

I have to confess...I just ate two Snack cups of chocolate pudding...but they weren't sugar free! One of my best friends is diabetic and I admire her and all of you who work so hard to eat right!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Yum!!

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks great, I always enjoy a piece of good chocolate or a dessert. Have a great weekend, Valerie

Lorrie said...

I love dark chocolate and have a square or two of it every day. 78% Lindt is my favourite.

Margaret D said...

My, my, all that chocolate :)

Jo said...

They look delicious, perfect for a sweet treat.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love anything with chocolate, YUM!

Thanks for sharing!
Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend!

roughterrain crane said...

This is a great idea to enjoy chocolate healthy.

CJ Kennedy said...

😋

My name is Erika. said...

I am drooling. I love anything chocolate.

mamasmercantile said...

You are certainly talking my language...chocolate!

bill burke said...

Yummy!

Practical Parsimony said...

My friend always wanted coffee with anything chocolate. I wanted Coke. I love chocolate!

Shari Burke said...

Oooh, looks fab!

Anita said...

looks very very good!Thank you for sharing!

sandy said...

they look delicious and with orange or a little cinnamon, yum.

Bob Bushell said...

I love chocolate, what else can I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Divers and Sundry said...

This looks easy, but I think I'll just eat the dark chocolate. Easier still ;)

DUTA said...

Wow! My mouth is watering! There's nothing like a chocolate treat!

DVArtist said...

Oh I am definitely making this.

Debbie said...

love me some chocolate, this sounds so good!!

Jeanie said...

I'm not sure of the calorie count but boy, do these look fabulous!

Linda said...

Yum, dark chocolate!

Sami said...

Yummi chocolate mousse :)

Teresa said...

Un postre muy interesante y muy sabroso. Besos.