Valentines Chocolate Soup for Two
A very basic chocolate soup recipe with marshmallow cream cheese topping. I’ve lightened it with low-fat or no-fat ingredients.
Yields: 2 servings
1 cup of skim milk
1 cup of fat free half and half
⅓ cup fat free sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips OR
6 oz. bar chocolate chopped
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cold water Garnish
2 oz. low fat cream cheese
2 heaping tbsp. marshmallow creme
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the skim milk, half and half, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Bring the mixture almost to a boil. Put the pan on low heat, add the chocolate, and whisk until the chocolate starts to melt. Combine the cornstarch and water to form a slurry. Add the slurry a little at a time, whisking constantly, until the soup is thick and smooth. You will know it is ready when the bubbles are gone and the chocolate has thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Carefully pour into two bowls and garnish.
Microwave the cream cheese at 10 second intervals or until it can be stirred smooth. Add marshmallow creme to the cream cheese and mix well. Dollop on top of soup, or transfer mixture to pastry bag and pipe design.