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heavenly chocolate mousse

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

Yes, I know this takes 3 cups of heavy cream but the taste is HEAVENLY! It also makes a delicious Chocolate Mousse Pie. The prep time listed below includes the cooking time. I couldn't figure out how to separate them since you're always doing something. =^..^=

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Chocolate mousse is a dessert we love to indulge in and this one sure is heavenly. Its smooth and creamy texture is perfection. The recipe is rich chocolaty goodness that just melts in your mouth. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or turn it into a pie. So good! Your loved ones will love you even more after their first bite.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 6-8, depending on serving size
prep time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For heavenly chocolate mousse

  • 10 oz
    dark chocolate
  • 3 c
    heavy cream, divided into 1/4, 3/4, and 2 cups
  • 4
    large egg yolks (only)
  • 2 Tbsp
    white sugar
  • pinch
    of salt
  • 1 c
    powdered (confectioners) sugar

How To Make heavenly chocolate mousse

  • Chocolate and heavy cream melted in a bowl.
    Melt chocolate with 1/4 cup heavy cream in a pan. Then put into a larger-sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Egg yolks, sugar, and salt mixed in a bowl.
    Whisk together yolks, sugar, and salt in another bowl. Set aside.
  • Warming heavy cream.
    Warm 3/4 cup of heavy cream in heavy pan until bubbles just start to form around edges.
  • Tempering egg mixture.
    Temper egg yolks mixture into warm cream by slowly pouring the cream into egg yolks, gently stirring. Then pour the eggs & cream mixture back into the pan.
  • Stirring until a custard forms.
    Return mixture to medium heat and stir continuously until custard just thickens to a slight boil & a wooden spoon dragged through the custard leaves a trail that stays in place.
  • Whisking chocolate into the custard.
    Pour into the chocolate and whisk together until smooth. Let chocolate mixture cool to room temperature.
  • Whipping heavy cream and powdered sugar together.
    Whip the 2 cups of heavy cream & powdered sugar with a mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Folding whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
    Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture in 3 additions. Mix gently to a uniform consistency.
  • Chocolate mousse in a serving cup.
    Spoon into dessert dishes (or a pie shell). Chill until ready to serve.