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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Deep Dark Chocolate Mousse

This dessert is very chocolatey, as the name suggests.  I think you could reduce the amount of chocolate chips, but my husband thinks it needs all of the chocolate.  It is very simple and quick to make.  It just needs a few hours to chill.  A late Valentine's treat.

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips*
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract**
  • 1 cup (1/2 pt.)cold whipping cream (Get 1 pint to have some for topping)
  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
  1. Stir together sugar and gelatin in small saucepan; stir in milk. Let stand 2 minutes to soften gelatin. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil.
  2.  Remove from heat. Immediately add chocolate chips; stir until melted. Stir in vanilla; cool to room temperature.
  3.  Beat whipping cream in small bowl until stiff; gradually add chocolate mixture, folding gently just until blended. Spoon into serving dishes. Refrigerate. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.
4 to 6 servings.

*Use milk or semi-sweet if you prefer.  Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips are our preferred chips chosen in a blind tasting.  We like dark chocolate best.

**I think 1 tablespoon of Amaretto might be a good substitute for the vanilla.  Or your favorite liquor flavoring.

1 comment:

  1. This looks rich and delicious.It is really a lovely recipe. I am new to your blog, so I've spent some time browsing through your earlier posts.I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary