I always knew my love for chocolate and coffee stemmed from a healthy place.
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.
I can see this becoming a regular afternoon or post dinner snack. It was delicious! Thanks for the inspiration, K!
Cottage Cheese Mocha Mousse
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?