Hereâ€™s news you may find enlightening: You can now create delightful desserts that are lower in calories but highly tasty.
Thatâ€™s because a major sugar producer has introduced a new light product thatâ€™s an all-natural blend of pure cane sugar and stevia, with half the calories of sugar. Pure cane sugar is blended with naturally sweet stevia and a natural flavor to enhance the taste, for a delicious light sweetener with no artificial ingredients.
The tropical stevia plant has been used for centuries as a zero-calorie sweetener. It joins pure cane sugar to create an excellent sweetener â€“ sweet taste and half the calories of sugar.
Both Domino Light and C&H Light come in two package sizes: a 40-count packet box, convenient for quick, portion-control servings for beverages or for sprinkling on fruit or cereal, and a 2-lb. resealable pouch.
Itâ€™s easy to convert recipesâ€”just replace each cup of sugar with half a cup of the blend to save 350 calories. One recipe you may care to try is this:
Light Chocolate Pudding & Whipped Cream
Â¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. Domino or C&H Light
Â¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Â¼ cup cornstarch
2 cups 1% milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
1 to 2 Tbsp. Domino or C&H Light
Â½ tsp. vanilla extract
In a small saucepan, whisk together all dry ingredients. Whisk in milk, Â½ cup at a time, until combined. Place over medium heat and continue to whisk until the pudding becomes thick and begins to bubble. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Pour into medium-sized bowl or individual serving bowls. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with fresh whipped cream. Serves 4.
In a large bowl, whip cream with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks are just beginning to form. Add Domino Light and vanilla; increase speed slightly until stiff peaks form.
You can find more baking tips plus light and delicious recipes for such delicious treats as a Mixed Berry Almond Biscotti, Chocolate Mocha Brownies, and Orange Cream Smoothie at www.dominosugar.com/light and www.chsugar.com/light. (NAPSI)