November 4, 2013

Perfect Chocolate Cheese Fluff

I used to bake.  Now, since the weather is always perfect here in the heart of LA city, I stick with cool no-bake desserts.

3/4 cup low fat chocolate milk          
1 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/3 cup sugar free chocolate flavor syrup
1 pkg (4-serving size) chocolate fudge pudding mix
2 cups chocolate whipped topping

Pour milk into blender.  Add cottage cheese and syrup.  Blend until smooth.  Add pudding mix.  Blend again.  (This stage of the preparation will be over faster than you expect.  The mixture gets so thick that it pretty much stops moving.)

Scrap it out into a large bowl.  Stir in whipped topping.  Mix well. 

Spoon into serving glasses.  Garnish, if desired.

Makes 8 servings at 113 calories each without any garnish. 

Make sure to eat this dessert within a day or two – sadly, the fluffiness settles. 

Notes and variations:
  • For garnish you can use chocolate shavings, chocolate power, chocolate syrup, crushed candy, or simply fruit/berries.
  • Use regular skim milk or strawberry milk. 
  • Play with the flavors of the syrup – hazelnut, chocolate, English toffee, etc.
  • Use plain or vanilla whipped topping, instead of chocolate. You can put in less whipped cream, if you do not want it as fluffy.  Or you can put in the whole friggin' tub, if you love the fluffiness (like me).
  • Sometimes I use coffee instead of syrup.  I love coffee flavor, and it makes this whip taste less sweet. 
  • Use different flavors of pudding mix – vanilla (ugh!), butterscotch, cheesecake, white chocolate, etc.  Make it fruity with lemon or banana cream, if you are fruity like that.
  • If you use everything fat free (milk, cottage cheese and whipped cream), it is only about 87 calories per serving. 

When it comes to this recipe, the possibilities are truly endless.  And once in a while life sucks so much, that it calls for something shamelessly exuberant, which is exactly why sometimes I make it with Kahlua.
Happy whipping!  ;)

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