Happy National Mint Chocolate Day (yep, that’s a real thing). It’s a day to celebrate one of the greatest flavour combinations ever invented and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to make this Mint Chocolate Dessert.
This does have a creamy mousse like texture, but we didn’t call it a mousse as there is no egg in it and it doesn’t quite have the airy bubbles that mousse does. But it is so smooth and rich and the ultimate date night dessert.
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Now, this isn’t going to be winning the award for the healthiest dessert in the world any time soon, but it’s lighter than the regular chocolate desserts out there. Your standard chocolate dessert recipe usually uses full fat cream which not only makes it heavy, but really high in calories and fat too. Obviously no big deal for an occasional food, but if you can save yourself so calories and still have a delicious dessert, then why not right?
Instead of using heavy cream, we used a mixture of 0% fat crème fraîche and 0% fat Greek yoghurt. The sweetness comes from the dark chocolate and a little maple syrup. It’s not overly sweet, to keep the calories down, but you can always add some extra maple syrup if you like things on the sweeter side. It’s a little bit tart with it being mainly Greek yoghurt, but I like that about it.
Whilst this is so good than you will want it to be served in a bucket, the serving size is on the small side. It is quite rich and a fair amount of dark chocolate has been used, so we kept the portion size smaller so the calories weren’t too high. But of course feel free to eat a double portion if that works for you! Believe me, it will be hard not to!
If chocolate and mint together isn’t your thing, then why not give chocolate and orange a try! Keep it simple with some vanilla extract or add a little nutty flavour with some almond extract. So many options to make this dessert a little bit different each time.
Mint Chocolate is one of the greatest flavour combinations ever invented and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to make this Mint Chocolate Dessert.
- 100 g Dark Chocolate
- 100 g 0% Creme Fraiche
- 250 g 0% Greek Yoghurt (I used Fage Total)
- 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 tsp Mint Extract
- Fresh mint and chocolate shavings for serving (optional)
Add some boiling water to a saucepan and then put a bowl in the pan, making sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Break the chocolate in to the bowl and gently heat the pan, stirring the chocolate constantly.
Add the creme fraiche to the melted chocolate and stir.
Stir the chocolate mixture in to the Greek Yoghurt in a separate bowl and add the mint extract and maple syrup and mix well.
Divide between 4 glasses top with chocolate shavings and fresh mint.