I’ve been looking at a lot of chocolate mousse recipes online and most of them look daunting because they require boiling some eggs over a double boiler until the eggs reach a certain temperature. No thanks! Ain’t no one got time for that! All you do for this chocolate mousse recipe is beat some heavy cream in a stand mixer or use hand beaters then stir in the sugar and melted chocolate. Next time I’m trying white chocolate on top of dark chocolate mousse.
There’s a restaurant where I live called Monte’s. Oh my god…. do they have the best ever chocolate mousse dessert! They add a scoop of mint ice cream at the top with a sprig of mint. I was thinking about doing that but I didn’t have any mint or mint ice cream. Kind of crazy because my garden grows mint like weeds and the mint comes back every Spring it seems. They also have this drink there called the Electric slide and it’s blue, could drink a ton of those because it tastes pretty much like koolaid.
This would be a fun dessert to make for Valentine’s Day, I just added some leftover pink and red M&M’s I had from making my cookies on a previous post before this. 🙂Print
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 1⁄2 fl oz orange-flavored liqueur
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
¼ cup powdered egg whites
¾ cup warm water
½ cup sugar
In a large bowl mix the chocolate, liqueur, and corn syrup. In another large bowl combine the powdered egg whites and warm water, stirring until the powder dissolves completely, about 2 minutes.
With an electric mixer on low speed, beat until foamy; increase the speed to medium and beat until soft peaks form. While mixing, slowly add the sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form.
With a rubber spatula, stir about one-third of the meringue into the chocolate mixture. Stir well, then fold in another third of the meringue. Gently fold in the remaining meringue until completely blended. Refrigerate the mousse, covered, until firm, at least 3 hours.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup of mousse.
myWW points: Blue Points: 8; Green Points: 8 Purple Points: 8
- Calories: 234
- Sugar: 26
- Fat: 17
- Saturated Fat: 11
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 29
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 3