Cottage Cheese Mocha Mousse

Look what I found!

I always knew my love for chocolate and coffee stemmed from a healthy place. Smile

Speaking of chocolate and coffee, when those two things come together, it’s magic I tell you!  I mean who doesn’t like mocha frappes, mocha cupcakes, mocha ice cream, mocha milkshakes, etc.  I, for one, will never turn down mocha anything because that flavor combination is just that damn good.

I channeled my love for mocha flavored foods when Vishnu said he was hungry this afternoon.  Well, first I told him to eat an apple, and he kind of just looked at me.  I then told him to eat cottage cheese and pineapple…same reaction.  And then I remembered Khushboo mentioning a cottage cheese and protein powder snack she likes to make on the fly.  I didn’t want to use protein powder again because both Vishnu and I had some in our morning shake, so I pulled out some cocoa powder instead…and the instant coffee and peanut butter that were next to it.  These three things work so well with banana froyo, so why not cottage cheese, right?

It just so happens that I was right!  The four ingredients plus a little bit of maple syrup create a decadent mousse that tastes almost like mocha cheesecake.  Before you think I’m crazy, I must mention that even my husband agreed.

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I can see this becoming a regular afternoon or post dinner snack.  It was delicious!  Thanks for the inspiration, K!

Cottage Cheese Mocha Mousse
Serves 2

1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
a little less than 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee
1 1/2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Blend all of the ingredients together until combined.  Put the mousse in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  Take out and serve immediately.

If you are a true mocha lover like me, you are guaranteed to enjoy this snack and most likely make it over and over again like I am about to do.  Trust me!  When it comes to things like this, I’m never wrong.

What’s your favorite flavor combination of all time?

12 Thoughts on “Cottage Cheese Mocha Mousse

  1. Ya ya ya!! SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT!!! I love that you added mocha & peanut butter to the mix…is there anything better than peanut butter & chocolate together?? Along with that, I love the combo of chocolate & sea salt!

    PS. thanks mucho for the shout out, friend :)!

  2. I love me some coffee, but it’s weird that “mocha” isn’t a flavor I ever really gravitate to (when it comes to ice cream or whatnot). Still smells delicious, though…

  3. Chocolate and coffee, my two favorite things ;)

  4. I love making cottage cheese mousses (meeses?). Never thought to add coffee! I’d love to make one of my apple cupcakes with this topping as my mid-morning snack. the caffeine is always much-needed. :)

  5. chocolate and coffee is the best combination in this earth! but I am so bummed that both these tends to get me breakouts all over my face :( :( oh well, inspite of all that I cant wait to try this mousse, looks heavenly Parita :)

  6. Yum! I’ve made my PB cottage cheese mousse many times and always top it with some dark chocolate so def will try this with chocolate and coffee in it. Mocha is awesome :D

  7. wow, I gotta try this. any quick and easy dessert that doesn’t involve the microwave, and i’m IN.

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