After recently watching Robert Irvine whip up a chocolate mousse on Chopped, I needed to experiment and make my own. I made one or two as a kid, but I had somehow tricked myself into believing that they were too difficult for me to make now, boy, was I wrong! This treat came together in just minutes, sat for the afternoon and was the perfect chocolate bite after dinner. These would be great for a dinner party when you want to make dessert ahead of time, as a chocolately delight for your Valentine or just for those nights when chocolate starts calling your name.
- 1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- pinch salt
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs whites
- In a blender, combine chocolate chips, sugar and salt. Don’t turn it on yet…
- In a small saucepan, gently heat the whole milk until hot but not boiling. While your milk is heating, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Carefully pour hot milk into the blender and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Still don’t turn it on!
- Ok, you can finally turn on the blender. Blend the chocolate milk mix until smooth. Add vanilla and blend for an additional 2 minutes.
- Pour chocolate mixture into a mixing bowl and fold in egg whites.
- Pour mixture into 3-4 small bowls or cups. Place bowls/cups into refrigerator to set.
- Allow mousse to set for at least 4 hours. Top with whipped cream if you have it or just enjoy the chocolate delight!