As always, when I crave a certain dish, I want it instantly, not wanting to spend a lot of time on it. I googled ‘easy chocolate mousse’ it and got this recipe on the top of the list. And figured, why not, I’ve got loads of chocolate to spare. If it doesn’t turn out, I can still try again.
It did turn out pretty well.
For a BLENDER recipe, I might add. This only requires a minimal amount of ingredients and effort, blend it together, and let it set in the refrigerator. No separating eggs and all that mess. That’s for another time. For now, I need to stuff my face with chocolate mousse.
Easy Chocolate Mousse (makes 4-5 servings)
7 ounces dark chocolate
1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1) Break up chocolate in the blender. Add boiling water. Blend for 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients. Blend 15 seconds. Scrape down sides. Blend until smooth.
2) Pour into dessert dishes or glasses and refrigerate until set.
**Do not double the recipe; it won’t set properly.
I used dark chocolate chips because they were small enough to blend quickly.
The boiling water + chocolate chips melt quickly as you blend them together. Also, make sure the lid is TIGHTLY SECURE when you turn the blender on.
Hey, sometimes the lid flies off and you get splattered with hot liquids! GET OFF MY BACK WILL YA!!
Mmmm mmm mmm. Looks done almost. But wait, there’s more.
Add heavy cream, vanilla and egg into blender.
Blend thoroughly. With lid tightly secure, of course.
And it’ll look like this.
Pour into 4 or 5 small dessert dishes, or if you’re a pig like me, 2 medium sized dessert dishes like I am showing here.
I told you I wanted chocolate.
Let it set in the refrigerator until it comes out a mousse-y texture, like below.
Nobody will ever know it’s from a blender. Act like you slaved over the stove for hours when you serve it to guests.
Kindly tell them it was worth all your effort and don’t refuse when your husband offers to wash the dishes for you.