I couldn’t resist another delicious chocolate dessert for Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate mousse is rich and decadent which makes it perfect for your favorite Valentine — or just an excuse to indulge for the day even if you don’t have a special Valentine.
It’s easy to make, though it’s just a little high in calories if you use whipped cream. No worries, it’s just one day! we can exercise tomorrow.
Some traditional chocolate mousse recipes use eggs and/or egg whites to give the mousse its light and airy texture. I chose a recipe that doesn’t use the eggs. I prefer not to serve a dish with raw eggs.
You can use your favorite chocolate (milk, semisweet, bittersweet, or a blend); instead of espresso use vanilla extract, orange extract, or use water or milk.
If you want to cut back on the calories, fold in non-dairy whipped topping instead of the whipped cream – though I didn’t try this so I don’t know how it would affect the mousse consistency, but I have substituted the non-dairy topping in other recipes and it was fine.
- 2 Cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tbls. butter
- 1 Tbls. brown sugar
- 1 Tbls. espresso or strong coffee (or use 1 Tbls. milk)
- 1 Cup whipping cream
- Fresh berries or shaved chocolate for garnish
- Whip the cream in a chilled bowl and set aside.
- Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler stirring constantly until it is smooth. Add the coffee or milk and stir until blended. Remove from heat and cool for about 3-5 minutes.
- When the chocolate has cooled slowly fold in ⅓ of the whipped cream to the chocolate. Continue adding the cream saving ¼ cup aside for garnish.
- Distribute the mousse into serving dishes and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh berries, shaved chocolate, the possibilities are endless.
If you enjoy chocolate, you’ve stopped at the right place . . .
Here are a couple of recipes you might enjoy: