Creamy Chocolate Mousse

You’ll love this smooth, light and airy, chocolaty, creamy, delicious, decadent mousse! Interesting tidbit – in French, mousse means “froth” or “foam”. And it was first made in France in the 18th century.

Chocolate Mousse with Cherries on top

 

Chocolate Mousse with Cherries on top
Creamy Chocolate Mousse
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Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
Chocolate Mousse with Cherries on top
Creamy Chocolate Mousse
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Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat 1 cup of heavy cream with chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chips have melted. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar with a hand-held mixer at medium speed for 3-minutes.
  3. While mixing on the same setting as above, slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture.
  4. Stir in the orange zest, if using.
  5. Once combined, pour back into the pan used to melt the chocolate.
  6. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  7. Remove from heat and cool slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  8. Once chilled, whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  9. Gently fold the chilled chocolate into the whipped cream until thoroughly combined. The mixture should have a fluffy consistency.
  10. To serve, spoon chocolate mousse into a piping bag and pipe into small dessert dishes.
    Chocolate Mousse
  11. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries, whipped cream and shaved chocolate, or mandarin oranges, if desired. Enjoy!
    Chocolate Mousse with Mandarin Oranges
Cook's Notes

The orange zest adds a really nice pop of flavor to this recipe.

You'll want to use high-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate.

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