A high-protein chocolate mousse made with quark. This mousse is rich, decadent, delicious & filling! Enjoy it guilt-free as a dessert, snack or meal!Jump to Recipe
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A Protein Chocolate Mousse You Can Feel Good About Eating ♥
Who likes Chocolate Mousse? Who likes a high-protein mousse made effortlessly in minutes. It’s a pretty simple task thanks to one ingredient. Quark.
All About Quark
Quark, you ask? It’s officially been answered that quark is definitely not the noise a “dog-duck” makes. Jokes….
Quark is, in fact, a light, creamy cheese – very similar in texture to a Greek yogurt or sour cream. Here’s the kicker – it’s lower in calories, lower in fat and higher in protein than Greek yogurt. Makes you want to become acquainted with this dairy product.
Quark is extremely versatile. It’s very mild and it can take on a sweet or savory element. Add some fresh herbs & a pinch of sea salt to it and serve it on top of a baked potato. Bake up a low-fat German style cheesecake with it. Serve it up with a fresh berries or fruit. Use it to make a healthier version of your favorite dip. So many low-fat, high protein possibilities.
Quark should be available at most better grocery stores or health food stores. You can often find it at specialty cheese shops as well.
Quark is pretty simple to make and it’s actually a great introduction to cheese making. Click here for a thorough guide to making quark from The Daring Gourmet.
This mousse couldn’t be any simpler to make. It takes less than 5 minutes of hands on time.
No egg yolks, no heavy cream – all you need is quark, chocolate and a pinch of cinnamon if you prefer (I do).
Whisk the quark to fluff it up a bit, whisk in your melted chocolate and that’s it. Chill for a few hours and serve. It’s ridiculously simple.
Ready to serve – it’s a thick, creamy, rich chocolate mousse with a bit of a tang to it. You can eat it as is (it’s perfect) or dress it up with a pinch of grated chocolate and a handful of raspberries.
It’s delicious. Decadent. It almost seems a bit fancy.
Oh yeah, and you can eat this almost guilt-free.
Hope you enjoy!
Protein Chocolate Mousse
- 12 oz quark
- 6 oz about 1 cup dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- Melt chocolate chips. You can do this on the stovetop over a water bath or in the microwave. I used the microwave, stopping and mixing the chocolate every 30 seconds until melted.
- Set aside melted chocolate.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk quark for a minute or two until it lightens and fluffs up a bit.
- Whisk in cinnamon (optional)
- Whisk in melted chocolate. Whisk until mixture is thick, fluffy and well combined.
- Chill for a few hours or overnight.
- I serve this with a pinch of grated chocolate and a few raspberries. Enjoy : )
Where can I find quark
Hi Darlene. You can usually find it at specialty cheese shops. Elli Quark would be the brand name you would find in a supermarket – I find it at Whole Foods. Not sure where you’re located at – check this link to see if you can find it nearby:
Thanks for stopping by!
How many calories per serving please.
Hi Ian. I don’t track nutrition numbers & info on any recipes. My suggestion would be to plug the recipe in your trusted nutrition app – a lot of folks like myfitnesspal. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Was just craving some sweet and found this! Thanks a lot as just made it and no waiting overnight nor a few hours! Its going down in my tummy now! Delicious x
It tastes sour like yogurt with chocolate, not like chocolate mousse made with cream. Is there a way to fix it without using a lot of sweetener?
I put some orange zest in mine which made it a bit better
Hi. Any one tried piping this to go on cupcakes. Thanks
Hi, I followed this recipe during LOCKDOWN, and as I was mixing melted chocolate into cold quark, the chocolate was setting into lumps as I was stirring it in. So it looked far from anything like your picture. Consequently, it was not as sweet as it might have been if everything was warm and it had mixed perfectly. I fixed it by adding an artificial sweetener. Still very pleasant to eat though. Just had to hold it in my mouth and wait for the chocolate to melt. Also quite filling. Must be the protein.