Mousse Made Without Sugar
Try these delicious varieties of sugar free mousse. A nice, quick dessert to whip up, mousse comes in all sorts of flavours and can work well when made without sugar.
Whether your tastes lie in fruity flavours or chocolate versions, mousse is the ideal dinner party dessert and family pudding.Although quick to prepare, however, you must leave enough time for the desserts to set. Four to five hours is usually enough time but to be sure you could whip them up the night before and allow them a good, long stint in the fridge.
Sugar Free Banana MousseA firm favourite with young children, this recipe works best with bananas that are very ripe, even beginning to darken. The natural sugar in the bananas comes out, sweetening the dessert and giving it a strong banana flavour.For a different flavour altogether, try substituting fresh strawberries for your banana. Soft peaches and chestnut puree can work well too.
- Four leaves gelatin (or vegetarian equivalent)
- Three medium bananas (nicely ripe)
- 200ml warm water
- 350ml double cream
Method:Beginning by soaking your gelatin in your warm water. Then bring to the boil and stir gently until dissolved. In another bowl, mash your bananas then pulverise them until completely smooth with a hand blender. Whip your cream until firm then stir into the banana mixture. Gently fold in the liquid gelatin. Spoon your banana mousse into glasses and place in the fridge to set. Serve with whipped cream and slices of fresh banana.
Mouthwatering Chocolate MousseAnyone who loves chocolate will simply adore this sugar free chocolate mousse. It is an indulgent pudding but the flavour is superb and the servings do not have to be large to satisfy. Extra cream can be provided on the side or even sugar free vanilla ice-cream. Try adding a splash of orange liqueur at Christmas.
- 200g (7oz) cocoa powder
- Two tbsp granulated sweetener
- One 284ml pot double cream
- 250ml mascarpone cheese
Method:Using a tbs of your cream make your cocoa into a paste in a small saucepan. Add the rest of your cream and heat gently until the cocoa has really dissolved. Leave to cool slightly then stir in your mascarpone cheese. Pour into moulds, leave to cool properly then place in the fridge. Decorate with whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa powder or shavings of diabetic chocolate.
Fresh Lemon MousseThis is a light, zesty mousse that is a perfect summer dessert. It works well as a sugar free recipe, amounts of sweetener can be reduced if you like your lemon mousse tangy.
- Four large lemons
- Four large eggs
- 200ml double cream
- Three tbs granulated sweetener