6/26/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

From Food Network

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie!!! Those words alone should be enough to make you want to try this summer dessert. If not, the fact that the chocolate mousse pie is healthy should!

The frozen chocolate mousse pie is the perfect summertime dessert. It is a light and airy dish that is also cold which makes those hot summertime cookouts a little easier to bear. This chocolate mousse pie can satisfy that chocolate craving without making you feel guilty afterwards!

Lighter Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe

Serves 10

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup low-fat milk

2 tablespoons dark corn syrup

2 tablespoons chocolate-flavored liqueur

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons meringue powder

1 1/2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed

One 9-inch pre-made rolled pie crust, baked according to directions on box and cooled

Half 1-ounce-square semisweet chocolate, grated, for garnish


Cook’s Note: Meringue powder can be found now at most higher-end grocery stores or at craft stores in the cake decorating supplies section.

Melt both chocolates and the milk in a double boiler over low heat. Remove from the heat and add in the corn syrup, chocolate-flavored liqueur and vanilla extract. Mix together and allow to cool completely.

With an electric mixer on high speed, beat the meringue powder with 6 tablespoons water in a medium bowl until glossy peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. With a rubber spatula, gently fold the beaten meringue and the whipped topping into the cooled chocolate mixture until no streaks of white remain. Spoon into the prepared crust and spread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until frozen, for a couple of hours. Garnish with grated chocolate and serve.

Per Serving; Calories: 244; Total Fat: 12 grams; Saturated Fat: 6 grams; Protein: 3 gram; Total carbohydrates: 31 grams; Sugar: 16 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 88 milligrams

Seniors Guide Staff

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