Even though we’re now in the Christmas season, with the over-eating we did for Thanksgiving, it’s time to once again watch our calorie intake. That meant I needed to find a low calorie dessert for Sunday dinner. Don’t forget it needed to be dairy-free as well! However, this recipe provided some inspiration, and the result was pronounced very delicious.

Light and Airy Chocolate Mousse

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon meringue powder
3 tablespoons water
1 envelope Dream Whip (made with 1/2 cup almond milk)

Microwave the chocolate chips and almond milk for a minute, then stir until chocolate is melted. Mix in corn syrup and vanilla and let cool. Beat meringue powder with water until soft peaks form. Prepare Dream Whip. Combine all three mixtures and pour into serving dishes. Chill for a couple of hours.

Note: I meant to only use half of the Dream Whip, but I forgot and used all of it. If I remember next time, there will be something left to use as garnish, and I’m sure the mousse will taste just as delicious.