Chocolate Mousse

chocolate mousse


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2, 8-oz. packages fat-free cream cheese
  • 1, 8-oz. container fat-free sour cream
  • 12 envelopes sugar substitute (or ¾ cup sugar)
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Sprinkle gelatin over the water and allow to soften two to three minutes, then warm over low heat until dissolved. Beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar substitute, cocoa and vanilla until smooth, then beat in the dissolved gelatin. Spoon into stemmed glasses or a large serving bowl. Cover and chill. Variation: In place of vanilla extract, try substituting two tablespoons of your favorite liqueur, such as Frangelico, Creme de Cocoa, Creme de Menthe, Amaretto or Kahlua.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Information per Serving (about ½ cup):

  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: <1 gram (0% of calories)
  • Cholesterol: 14 milligrams
  • Sodium: 486 milligrams