The chocolate mousse is a classic dessert.
It’s both served in mom and pop diners and fancy gastro temples. You can get a decent store-bought mousse, or you can just visit the ready-mix aisle in the supermarket to make a good enough version.
The chocolate mousse seems to have a piece of the action at all levels of the food chain.
The thing is, although always somewhat good, it’s rarely perfect.
Let’s face it; there’s no better chocolate mousse than the one you make from scratch – it has a part of you and showing who you are is what dating is all about.
What goes into making a chocolate mousse?
There’s no better way to end a hot date than with a home-made chocolate mousse. The silky, luscious dessert is a classic to have in your home-cooking repertoire.
You might not believe it, but the perfect chocolate mousse is just ten minutes away, and you’ll only need a microwave and a hand mixer.
Light as air, smooth and intensely flavorful, this will be your go-to dessert when on a rush, but it doesn’t show. It tastes like you took your time, and don’t get us wrong, even if easy to make, you have to put some love in it to make it perfect.
When love is in the air, and there are no more words to say, let your cooking do the talking.
- With few ingredients, quality is key. Source the very best artisanal chocolate you can find. Splurge a little.
- Serve in a fancy glass or elegant stemware; you first eat with your eyes.
- Handle your moose gently, keep the tiny air bubbles intact for the best texture.
- Do you know chocolate is actually quite wine-friendly? Pair your chocolate mousse with a sweet and tart, sparkling red wine like an Italian Lambrusco and see for yourself.
So, there you have it. An elegant dessert, not too sweet, not too heavy. It’s just right. A chocolate mousse done right.
Once you master this recipe, no mousse will ever taste the same. It will also make you want to go further into your home cooking career.
What’s next? Perhaps firing the oven.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp butter, unsalted
- Melt the chocolate chips. Put chips and butter into a glass bowl and microwave for 15 seconds. Stir well and repeat. Stir the mixture with a spoon until all the chips melt and the mixture is smooth.
- Beat the heavy cream with a mixer until cream has soft peaks. Add sugar and melted chocolate to the cream, mix well.
- Use mixer and beat chocolate and cream mixture, for 10-15 seconds. Pour the mousse into a serving glass. Chill or serve immediately, both ways work perfect.