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.