Chocolate Mousse

It’s the holiday season, which means it is time to indulge in food and calories don’t count!

I have an insatiable desire for chocolate and my husband has the greatest sweet tooth! So, this dessert is a great way to make us both happy! It is a very simple recipe and if you have the right ingredients, it takes 20 minutes to make.

Like they say, better ingredients, better pizza…better chocolate, better mousse. I like organic dark chocolate ( Newman’s own 54% semi sweet dark chocolate is I what I chose).

Heavy whipping cream – 1/2 quart

Butter – 1 cube of 3″

Sweet condensed milk – 2-3 tbsp

Espresso coffee powder – 1/2 tsp

Eggs – 5

Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp

berries Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries

Small serving cups – 2 oz

1. In a bowl, beat the egg yolk and white well to a dripping consistency.( Adding a pinch of salt helps.)

2. Break the chocolate bar into small pieces. Add the chocolate pieces, butter,1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tbsp condensed milk into a bowl. Melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler.( Boil water in a container and place another container that fits snugly over this and place the chocolate and butter in this, so the chocolate melts from the steam generated by the boiling water in the bottom container.) Stir to make sure there are no lumps in the chocolate. Allow it to cool. Then, add 1/2 tsp of espresso coffee powder.

3. To the whipped eggs, gently fold in 2 cups of whipped cream and whisk well. Then fold in the cooled chocolate adding large spoonfuls at a time. Once all the ingredients evenly mix, spoon into small 2 oz serving dishes. Refrigerate for 3-4 hrs. Garnish with berries over a pick and sweet cream or chocolate shavings.


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