Another delicious chocolate dessert for Valentine’s Day, Chocolate Mousse, will bring lots of smiles from everyone.
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 do not have a special Valentine.
Just a ‘smidge’ high in calories, chocolate mousse is really very easy to make. I try not to worry too much about the calories, 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.
Making a chocolate mousse dessert for you and/or a special Valentine calls for using your favorite chocolate (milk, semisweet, bittersweet, or a blend). Also, instead of espresso you can choose to use vanilla extract, orange extract whichever you prefer or use water or milk instead.
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.
An easy to make Chocolate Mousse recipe you can make for a special occasion or any time.
- 2 Cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tbls. butter
- 1 Tbls. coconut sugar (or use your preferred sweetener)
- 1 Tbls. espresso or strong coffee (or use 1 Tbls. milk)
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- Fresh berries or shaved chocolate for garnish
- Whip the heavy cream in a chilled bowl and set aside, keep chilled.
- 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 . . .