Sophia Loren's Chocolate-Orange Mousse

Mary Compton Recipe

By Mary Compton marykate16

10 Min

I've always loved watching old movies w/stars like Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, & Natalie Wood. I've also loved reading Good Housekeeping since about age 12. Years ago, I remember Sophia Loren was on the cover of GH, and was featured w/an article about her personal life. In that issue, she shared the recipe I'm posting'll love it! I've kept the recipe in my "special stash" and make it several times a year! I'm sure there are many of you that already know of, and have made this's so simple to delicious to eat!

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1 c
heavy whipping cream
1 pkg
[3.4-oz.] instant chocolate pudding
2 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa
1 c
1 Tbsp
orange liqueur
[or frozen orange juice concentrate]

Directions Step-By-Step

In deep, medium-sized [cold] glass bowl, add cold heavy whipping cream. Using electric mixer, beat 'til soft peaks form. Set aside.
In large-sized [cold] glass bowl, add milk. Combine pudding mix & cocoa powder, then add to milk. Using electric mixer, beat for amount of time stated on package directions.
With a wide, rubber spatula, gently fold in whipped cream and liqueur to pudding mixture. Chill one hour in same glass bowl.
For presentation, spoon mousse into decorating bag [or whatever you may use for piping] and pipe into crystal glasses/dishes for desired-sized individual servings. [Shot glasses for a small-sized treat!] Top w/shaved chocolate curls, if you wish...and/or a small sprinkling of orange zest. After preparation is complete, cover each glass/dish w/plastic wrap 'til time to serve the mousse.
NOTES: The 5 ingredients [and amounts] listed for this were the same ones listed in Sophia's recipe. Over the years, especially when making this during warm weather, I learned that the bowls, metal beaters, whipping cream, and milk REALLY need to be cold when making the mousse. Also, we've made this w/other liqueur or extract flavorings, such as raspberry [garnishing w/a large raspberry]. The orange & raspberry flavors are our favorites! The garnishes can be whatever you like w/the flavor you make! Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Mary Compton marykate16
Jul 2, 2012
I forgot to list 1 KEY ingredient, and have made the corrections necessary for this recipe (7/1/12), so hopefully very soon you will see the changes...(-; hasn't happened yet, so I will check this out again in the morning, to see if the editing came through!
Mary Compton marykate16
Jul 2, 2012
OK...the missing KEY ingredient is now could I possibly forget the COCOA?!!! (7/2/12)
Judy Olsen Jupie
May 21, 2013
THANK YOU for sharing Sophia Loren's Chocolate Mousse Recipe!! I found the same recipe in a magazine years ago, & everyone I served it to said it was the very best! I had misplaced it, so I was happy to see that you had shared it so that I can start making it again. :)
Thanks again,
Judy Olsen
Amarillo, TX
Mary Compton marykate16
May 23, 2013
Hey, Judy...glad to know you've had Sophia's mousse, too, as it's so extra delicious! Thanks for sharing that you live in TX...I wasn't born/raised in TX, but it's home to me & my husband (who's also not a native Texan)'s where we raised our 3 children! Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Mary