This Thanksgiving I wanted to create a 'sugar-free' dessert because my father and my sister's boyfriend both are Atkin's dieters. The challenge: make it so good that no one cared or knew it was sugar-free (until I told them). The solution: a rich, chocolate custard and decadent whipped cream all made with stevia as sweetener.
Stevia is an herbal sweetener (leafy green plant). It is 200-300 times sweeter than table sugar, and can have bitter or licorice aftertaste if too much is used. A little goes a very long way! I prefer a pure stevia extract powder. It can be used dry or diluted with water to make a liquid.
For the chocolate, I use * Simply Lite brand available at Trader Joe's. It is delicious, low carb and for real chocolate lovers.
|Simply Lite Sugar Free Dark Chocolate from Trader Joe's or Online|
Sugar-free Chocolate Pots De Creme
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 5 oz dark 'low carb' chocolate*, chopped
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1/3 tsp pure stevia extract powder
- 3 oz dark 'low carb' chocolate*, finely chopped for topping
- 8 oz whipping cream
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pure stevia extract powder (or to taste)