This might be one of the best desserts in the world: Dark mascarpone chocolate mousse! Rich and creamy, with an intense chocolate flavor. And with only 4 ingredients it’s as simple as it can be. No (raw) eggs are used. This dessert is served in a glass, which make it perfect party food.
Hang a bowl in the pan, while not touching the hot water.
Break the chocolate into pieces and melt the chocolate in the warm bowl (this method is called au Bain-Marie).
8 oz. dark chocolate
When the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from the water bath and put it at room temperature (about 5 minutes)
Optional: stir the liquor into the chocolate with a spatula after 5 minutes.
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
Put the cream, mascarpone, and sugar into a bowl and whisk until you get soft peaks.
1 cup cream, 1 cup mascarpone, 4 tablespoons sugar
Spoon about ⅓ of the melted chocolate into the bowl the cream mixture and fold it gently with a spatula
Fold the rest of the chocolate into the cream.
Spoon the chocolate mousse in the glasses and put the mousse in the refrigerator.
Put it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (stiffen) before serving.
1. - Dark chocolate - Get chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 50 %. The more cocoa the more chocolate flavor.Use good chocolate, because this choice will make the flavor of this dessert2 . - Cream - Use a cream that can be whipped. By beating the cream until it’s whipped, you’ll make sure the mousse will be fluffy and light.3. - Flavorings - Add liqueur or syrups to the chocolate after cooling down.4. - Storage
Refrigerator - Cover with foil and store in the refrigerator. Eat within 2 days.
Freeze - Yes, you can freeze chocolate mousse. Cover it and put it in a container. Store it for up to one month. And then you have two choices. Eat it while frozen (and you’ve got chocolate mousse ice cream, so delicious). Or let it thaw in the refrigerator. In the last case, the structure of the chocolate mousse will be slightly different (it becomes a bit grainy). Don’t refreeze it.
5 - Nutritional valuesThe nutritional value is shown per serving.