As Weight Watchers desserts go, you get a lot of tastiness for your Points with this Chocolate Orange Fluff. At just 1 Smart Point per portion on Weight Watchers Freestyle plan, it’s quickly becoming a favourite Weight Watchers dessert recipe of mine.
Who am I kidding, all desserts are favourite go to recipes of mine! But this one is made with fat free natural yogurt, sugar free jello / jelly and drinking chocolate, so it is low in Smart Points and it tastes like Terry’s chocolate orange in dessert form 😀 Kind of!
Whether you have come to this page by typing ‘Chocolate Orange Fluff’ into Google (unlikely 😀 ) or you have happened upon a pin for this recipe on Pinterest, it is pretty likely that you are following the Weight Watchers Freestyle plan.
And if you are following WW’s Freestyle plan you have probably heard of Fluff!
But just incase you haven’t, it’s a genius recipe that combines sugar free jelly / jello and yogurt which is whisked until bubbles form. It’s then chilled for a couple of hours till it sets into a light and frothy mousse like dessert!
Most Fluff recipes work out as zero Smart Points, like this Lime Fluff and this Marshmallow Fluff. But other fluff recipes work out at 1 or 2 Smart Points per portion like this Strawberry Fluff and this Chocolate Orange Fluff.
That’s because they include a few additional or alternative ingredients to the sugar free jelly and fat free yogurt.
This recipe includes drinking chocolate powder. In this recipe I used 3 tablespoons of Options Belgian chocolate powder which worked out at 4 Smart Points. There are drinking chocolate powders out there that are lower in Smart Points, but I haven’t tried them so can not vouch for their taste!
But …. it may well be possible to make this dessert for zero Smart Points!
What jelly / jell-o should I use?
Whatever jello / jelly powder you use, just make sure that you make it up with half the water that is suggested on the packet.
For the Jell-o brand you get 10.3g of gelatin powder per sachet. You want to make it up by dissolving the powder in 1/4 cup of boiling water and then adding 1/4 cup of cold water.
Hartley’s powdered jelly comes in twin packs with each sachet containing 11.5g of gelatin powder. Make it up by dissolving it in 1/4 imperial pint (140ml) of boiling water and then adding 1/4 imperial pint (140ml) of cold water.
Which yogurt should I use to make fluff?
You can use any fat free natural yogurt or fat free Greek yogurt to make this Weight Watchers fluff.
I wouldn’t suggest that you use a set yogurt to make it though.
It’s important to note that you need to use fat free non flavoured yogurt for this dessert to be 1 Smart Point per portion.
Using fat free flavoured yogurt may well add to the Smart Points! So use your WW calculator or WW phone app to work out the points from the nutritional information if you are using anything other than natural yogurt!
What Chocolate Powder should I use?
I tend to use Options Belgian Chocolate but you could use any other low calorie or fat free hot chocolate powder.
You could also use an unsweetened cocoa powder for a richer chocolate flavoured dessert.
How to serve this Chocolate Orange Fluff
- If you want to turn out your Chocolate Orange Fluff, like the pictures above, you don’t need to whisk the mixture quite as much as if you want a light, fluffy fluff! Spoon the mixture into lightly oiled pudding molds, like these ones available from Amazon. Chill for a couple of hours before running a sharp knife around the outside of the mold and turning out onto a plate. Serve with some tinned mandarin slices and a small squirt of Anchor Cream Light!
- To make a very indulgent Chocolate Orange fluff, layer some tinned mandarin slices in the bottom of a tall glass, top with the fluff mixture and leave to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. Before serving top with a little sugar free chocolate sauce and some light squirty cream or light cool whip. You will need to work out the Smart Points for any chocolate sauce or cream / cool whip that you use.
- Alternatively, just spoon the mixture into individual ramekins and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
How long does Chocolate Orange Fluff last in the fridge
This Chocolate Orange Fluff will last in the fridge for a couple of days.
But do take note of the best before date on the yogurt that you use as you probably don’t want to keep fluff in the fridge that has gone past that best before date!
Tips for making this Weight Watchers Dessert
- A stand mixer like this Kitchen Aid or this Kenwood K makes mixing the Fluff much easier but is by no means essential. A hand mixer will do the job just as well – it just takes a little more effort!
- The jelly / jello mixture should not be hot when you pour it into the yogurt, that is why it is suggested that you make the jelly up with 1/2 boiling water and 1/2 cold water.
- To make a lump free mixture, I would suggest mixing a little of the yogurt into the chocolate powder to create a smooth paste before adding the remaining yogurt.
Other Weight Watchers Dessert recipes
If you liked this Chocolate Orange Fluff recipe and you are looking for other Weight Watcher friendly desserts you may also like
These 3 Smart Point Baked Egg Custards
These 2 Smart Point Apple Turnovers
Or how about this 4 Smart Point self saucing Lemon Pudding!
This 5 Smart Point Pineapple Angel Food Cake looks impressive and tastes divine!
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- 1 tub fat free plain yogurt (450g or 2 cups)
- 1 sachet sugar free orange flavour jelly / jell-o powder or crystals (approx 11g)
- 3 tablespoons low calorie drinking chocolate (approx 24g)
- 1 can of mandarin slice (optional)
- Light squirty cream (optional)
- Make up the jelly / jello with half the amount of water that is indicated on the packet. (ie For jell-o brand there is 10.3g of powder per sachet so make it up by dissolving the powder in 1/2 cup of boiling water and then add 1/2 cup of cold water. For Hartley's brand jelly there is 11.5g of powder per sachet so make it up by dissolving the powder in 1/4 pint of boiling water and then add 1/4 pint of cold water.
- Stir then set aside to cool for a bit.
- Spoon the drinking chocolate into a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer if using). Add two tablespoons of the yogurt to the powder and mix so that it is lump free. Add the rest of the yogurt and stir to mix.
- Using an electric whisk (or your stand mixer) whisk the yogurt for a couple of minutes until bubbles start to form.
- Slowly pour the jelly / jello mixture into the yogurt in a steady stream continuing to whisk as you do so,.
- Whisk for a further 4 or 5 minutes if you want a dessert that you can place in molds and turn out like the one in the photo. Alternatively, if you are wanting a more moussey consistency, then whisk for 5 - 10 minutes until lots of bubbles appear and the mixture has increased slightly in volume.
- For Chocolate Orange Fluff that can be turned out, spoon the mixture into lightly oiled pudding molds and chill for a couple of hours. Release from the molds by running a sharp knife around the rim.
- Alternatively, spoon the mixture into individual ramekins or glasses and place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
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- KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
- JELL-O Orange Sugar Free Gelatin Dessert Mix (0.30 oz Boxes, Pack of 6)
- Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix, Fat Free, 7.33-Ounce Canisters (Pack of 4)
- Hartley's Sugar Free Orange Jelly Crystals 23g - Pack of 6
- Options Belgian Chocolate 825g
- Astra shop Pack of 8 Individual Molds
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 76 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 43mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 2g