Melt the chocolate in a microwavable bowl for a few seconds at a time, then stirring, being careful not to burn it. Alternatively you can melt the chocolate in a large bowl over hot water
Pour the cream into a separate bowl and whip until it is the consistency you like. This is much easier and faster with an electric whisk. The cream will all of a sudden change from liquid, thickening until it is a stiff cream (be careful not to over-whip the cream or it will split into lumps - stop when it is a nice thick consistency)
Pour in the melted chocolate and fold (gently stir) until it is combined throughout the cream and decant into serving ramekins/bowls/glasses
You can add additional toppings such as a small amount of grated dark chocolate, drizzle of melted chocolate, chopped nuts and cream if you wish
The mousse can be eaten straight away, or will set even firmer if refrigerated
Avoid using chocolate which has added sugars in the form of caramel, toffee, honeycomb etc as this will increase the sugar and carb content significantly. If you find the recipe is too strong or bitter for your taste, try adding some sweetener. SWEETENERSThe type of sweeteners I use in most of my recipes are called xylitol and erythritol which are natural sweeteners.The brand of xylitol that I use and is most widely available in larger supermarkets is Total Sweet. To find a local stockist, please check this link. It is important to note that xylitol, although a natural sweetener, is highly toxic to dogs, so no sharing your GD treats with your furry friends!If you have IBS or similar conditions, then you may find xylitol triggers your symptoms. If this the case for you, erythritol sweeteners are what I recommend using instead of xylitol as erythritol has little to no impact on the gastric system. The brand I use is NKD Living powdered erythritol.Artificial powdered sweeteners such as sucralose (like Splenda) or aspartame (like Canderel) can be used but may raise blood glucose levels and can leave a bitter aftertaste.
Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 48g | of which saturates: 29g | Fibre: 3g | of which sugars: 6g