Sunday, January 4, 2009

Chocolate Mousse

My daughter received the Williams-Sonoma "The Kid's Cookbook" as a Christmas gift this year. This was the first recipe she picked to make. It was very easy and of course delicious.

Chocolate Mousse

1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 8oz of semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups of heavy cream, well chilled

  1. Melt chocolate either in the microwave or double boiler till smooth
  2. Pour the cream into a large mixing bowl. Using the electric mixer set on medium speed, beat the cream till slightly thickened, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the warm chocolate to the cream
  4. Continue beating on medium speed, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula until soft forms peak (about 1 minute). To test, turn off the mixer and lift the beaters, if the cream makes soft little peaks that flop over slightly, it is ready
  5. Spoon the mousse into serving cups or glasses. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at lease 2 hours before serving.

Makes 8 servings

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