Chocolate Mousse

It’s actually easy to make velvety smooth and rich chocolate mousse, and it is a fantastic dish to serve for parties because you can make it in advance and have it waiting for your guests! Take your time and temper the eggs slowly–I will walk you through this step–and you will have perfect mousse every time. Great garnishes include mini chocolate chips, candied orange peel, chocolate-covered espresso beans, shaved chocolate…the possibilities are endless!

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Chocolate Mousse
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Serves: 8 servings
This easy recipe for chocolate mousse will be a winner every time! No raw ingredients, so it's safe for everyone. I double this recipe for big parties. Adapted from Betty Crocker's New Cookbook
Ingredients
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish if desired
Instructions
  1. Separate eggs so eggs yolks are in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside whites for another recipe.
  2. Beat egg yolks with an electric mixer about 3 minutes, or until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in sugar so it is well blended.
  3. Heat 1 cup of the whipping cream in a medium saucepan until it is just hot.
  4. SLOWLY, add a little bit of the hot cream at a time into the egg and sugar mixture, stirring between each small spoonful. After all the cream is mixed into the eggs and sugar, pour the whole mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until it thickens so it coats the back of your spoon or spatula.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool on counter for 10 minutes, then take a piece of plastic wrap and place directly on the mixture so it doesn't form a skin, and place in the refrigerator until fully cooled, about 2 hours.
  7. Beat 1½ cups whipping cream in a large mixing bowl on high until stiff. Fold chocolate mixture into the whipped cream until fully incorporated.
  8. Spoon into your serving dishes, garnish and enjoy!

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