Are you a chocolate fan? This is a super easy, quick, and healthy way to get your chocolate fix any time of the day. Oh, and you can enjoy it for breakfast without feeling guilty It’s so easy that it’s almost not even a real recipe, but I realized I use it all the time and it’s SO good that I wanted to share with you so you’d have it in your chocolate repertoire.
As you can tell by all of the gluten-free, dairy-free recipes below, I love making this healthy chocolate frosting! It’s such a simple way to indulge without feeling like you’re breaking your health goals. It’s also quick – it takes less than five minutes to whip up, with no mixing bowls or oven needed.
Since I refer to the healthy chocolate “frosting” (or mousse) in these recipes, but don’t really provide a detailed recipe, here it is! For variations (super customizable to what you have on hand) and recommended uses, check out the notes at the bottom of the post. And, although I call it a “frosting”, I also eat it by the spoon or bowl-full piled high with toppings like berries, shredded coconut, drizzled peanut butter, a dollop of jam, and more goodies. Out.of.this.world.
Also, for some inspiration I’ve included some of the recipe posts that include it, in case you’d like to try it out!
- ½ Cup of Non-Dairy Unsweetened or Plain Yogurt (I use plain, unsweetened goat's milk yogurt or plain coconut milk yogurt)
- 2 TB (or more) Cocoa Powder or Cacao Powder
- Sweetener of Choice (I use stevia or coconut nectar)
- UPDATE: try a small spoonful of coconut oil for a richer, chocolate-y taste
- Start With Your Base: Scoop out ½ cup of unsweetened or plain yogurt into a bowl.
- Add The Chocolate: Mix in 2 TB cocoa powder or cacao powder and give it a stir.
- Add Some Flavor Enhancement: Sprinkle in a tiny bit of cinnamon and salt to bring out the chocolate flavor. Stir.
- Add A Bit of Sweet: Use your preferred sweetener here. Start with a small amount, stir, and taste. If it's too bitter, add more, stir, and taste. I usually use about 5-6 drops of stevia in my unsweetened goat yogurt, as a reference. If you're using plain yogurt, you won't need as much sweetener.
- UDATE 8/2014: Add a small spoonful of coconut oil for a richer, smoother melt-in-your-mouth chocolate flavor and consistency!
- Stir well until the consistency is smooth.
- If you like the consistency thinner, add a bit of non-dairy milk and sweetener, and stir.
- Any kind of plain or unsweetened yogurt will work here. I use goat milk's yogurt as it is unsweetened (and I have yet to find an unsweetened coconut, soy, or almond milk yogurt!). Use whatever you like - almond, coconut, soy, or even greek yogurt!
- As a sweetener, I use 5-6 drops of stevia as the goat yogurt is pretty tart. However, any liquid sweetener would work here - honey, maple, coconut nectar - whatever you want. See how customizable this is? ;)
- Get creative with how you use it (to top pancakes, oatmeal, cupcakes, etc) and how you top it (berries, peanut butter, cacao nibs, coconut shavings) - YUM!
- If you have any leftover, keep it in the fridge for up to 48 hours.