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Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries


Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries
  • Quick & Easy!
  • Gluten Free!
Serves: 10Ready In: 15 minutes

Why We Like It


A few simple ingredients transform into a creamy, dreamy dessert!  Load it up with fresh berries and it's the perfect way to satisfy a sweet craving!

Melt the Chocolate:

6 oz dark chocolate chips (or your choice of dark chocolate, 60% or higher)

Place in a microwave-safe bowl (breaking into pieces if necessary).  Microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir.   Microwave longer if needed, stirring every 15-30 seconds.  (You can also heat on the stove top by placing in a double boiler over water.  Heat and stir just until melted.)  Let cool slightly.  

Mix Together:

16 oz ricotta cheese (part skim or whole, your choice)
1/4 cup almond milk (or coconut milk or skim milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Place in a food processor or add to a medium size bowl and use a hand mixer.  Mix until combined.  Add warm (not hot) melted chocolate and process or mix until well combined and velvety smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides with a spatula as needed.

Serve and Enjoy!

1 pint fresh raspberries (or strawberries, quartered)
2 Tbsp fresh mint (OPTIONAL)

Scoop 1/4 cup of mousse into serving bowls or small glasses.  Top with about 6 raspberries or 2 strawberries.

Quick Tips


In our experience, you can use either whole or part-skim ricotta, but depending on the brand, whole ricotta may get smoother than part-skim.  You may need to blend the part-skim version longer to get a smoother consistency.

Nutrition Information for 1/4 cup plus 6 fresh raspberries


  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.7 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Sugars: 5 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg
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