To round out my celebration of National Chocolate Day (really, who does make these things up?), I've decided to share with you a great, light chocolate treat. I found this in a book I picked up at a garage sale called 365 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes. Now, I'm usually not one to count my calories (I've decided if it tastes good I'll eat it, now if I could only learn moderation...), but this recipe is so simple and tasty, that you won't even realize it's low-fat. To learn how to make yummy Chocolate Ice,
From 365 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups water
- Put 9-inch square metal pan into freezer to chill.
- In medium saucepan combine sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon.
- Gradually add water, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until syrup comes to a boil (about 5 minutes).
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
- Remove pan from freezer (it should be chilled by now) and pour mixture into it.
- Freeze until ice crystals form around edges (about 30 minutes).
- Stir crystals into center of mixture. Return pan to freezer and stir every 30 minutes until mixture is firm (2-4 hours).
- Break up chocolate ice with a wooden spoon.
- Scrape with a fork (if possible) and scoop into chilled parfait glasses or wine goblets. Note: If scraping is not possible, place in food processor and pulse several times until smooth.
Calories: 95 - Total Fat: Less than 1g - Saturated Fat: 0g