Whipped Chocolate Mousse

Dear Valentine,

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways…

1. heavy whipping cream
2. pure vanilla
3. chocolate
4. powdered sugar

Corny, I knooowww!  But oh so good when put together to make this easy, light and kid-friendly whipped chocolate mousse!  This version of chocolate mousse is perfect for kids to make because it doesn’t involve tempering eggs which can be a little tricky for you young chefs.

Making this recipe, you’ll heat cream, whip cream, and fold chocolate into cream creating a heavenly-chocolately-perfect-for-Valentine’s dream!

Here we go!DSC_0931The lovely stars of the show; vanilla, heavy whipping cream, bittersweet chocolate chips and a little powdered sugar.

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Heat cream to a boil and pour over chocolate

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Let it sit for a couple of minutes.

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Whisk until smooth and creamy, then set aside.

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Pour chilled cream into a mixing bowl and add vanilla.

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Whisk until cream begins to thicken.  You can memorize your spelling words or your multiplication facts while you whisk.

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Add powdered sugar and continue whisking.

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Stop when cream is thick and stiff, like this!

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Add a big spoonful of the whipped cream to the chocolate ganache.

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Fold whipped cream into chocolate by going down in the middle with the spatula and turning it up and over from the sides back into the middle.

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Down, up and over

Folding is a technique used to gently combine ingredients that are puffy with air like whipped cream.  Would you be my Valentine?

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Add chocolate mixture to the remaining whipped cream and say…I LOVE YOU to the nearest person.

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Fold all together.  Good job!

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Keep gently folding until well combined.

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Dish some of this deliciousness up for someone you love.  Give it to them with a smile and hug making sure to tell them how very much you love them.

Happy Valentines Day; I Love You!

Chef Lori

Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Mousse

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • Bring 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips. Let sit for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir hot cream and chocolate together until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Pour 1 cup heavy whipping cream and vanilla into a mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, whisk until foamy and begins to thicken.
  • Add powdered sugar. Continue whisking until thick and stiff.
  • Add a large spoonful of whipped cream to chocolate ganache. Gently fold until well combined.
  • Fold chocolate ganache mixture into remaining whipped cream. Mix until well combined.
  • Serve as is or with fresh fruit and with much love!
Servings: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:17 am and is filled under Easy.

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