Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Chocolate Silk Mousse

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/4-ounce envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 8 packets sugar substitute (eg, Splenda)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup non-fat (skim) milk
  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
  • fresh strawberries (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water; allow to stand 2 minutes to soften.
  2. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar substitute and cocoa. Stir in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is very hot. Add the gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and refrigerate until slightly cold (do not allow to gel).
  4. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta cheese, vanilla, and vanilla extract by hand. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Add the whipped topping; stir until well combined.
  5. Gradually fold ricotta mixture into the cocoa mixture. Spoon into 4 dessert cups. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Information

Per serving (mousse only):151 calories (40% calories from fat), 8 g protein, 6 g total fat (5.6 g saturated fat), 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 16 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1/2 very lean meat, 1 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch), 1 fat


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