This dessert recipe is a good one for athletes because it is lower in fat and higher in protein than your average mousse recipe, but still has the delicious chocolatey flavour and sweetness of a quality dessert.
- 1 litre low-fat custard
- ½ cup Baking cocoa
- ¼ cup icing sugar
- 3 teaspoons gelatin
- 2 egg whites
- Place the custard in a large mixing bowl.
- Sift in cocoa and sugar.
- Combine gently, using a wire whisk until smooth.
- Put 2 tablespoons of hot water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatine over.
- Stand the bowl in a saucepan with about 1-2 cm hot water, and place over low heat for about 1 minute until the gelatine has softened.
- Remove bowl from the saucepan and whisk gelatine, using a fork to dissolve.
- Set aside to cool slightly.
- Beat egg whites in a clean dry bowl, with clean beaters, until soft peaks form.
- Add egg whites and gelatine to the custard mixture and fold gently until combined.
- Using a metal spoon or rubber spatula, work carefully so as not to lose the volume from the egg whites.
- Transfer to a 6-cup capacity serving bowl, or six individual 1-cup bowls.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours until softly set.
- Serve with fresh strawberries, if desired.
This recipe has been adapted from the Survival from the Fittest Cookbook. This cookbook was developed by the team of sports dietitians at the Australian Institute of Sport. The recipes in the book are chosen and adapted to contain maximum energy value, with appropriate carbohydrate, protein and fat content for athletes, as well as anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy diet in a busy lifestyle.
A cooking class is a great way to give athletes more confidence in the kitchen, teach some cooking skills and educate them a little along the way. See our guide to conducting a cooking class, with example menus which includes this recipe.
- How to Conduct a Cooking Class
- Example Menus for Cooking Classes
- Is chocolate good for you?
- More Athlete Recipes
- Recommended Cookbooks for Athletes
- About the Survival Cookbook series
- Resources for the Sports Dietitian