Valentine’s Chocolate Mousse

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.finish

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs whites

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine chocolate chips, sugar and salt. Don’t turn it on yet…
  2. 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.                                egg-whites
  3. Carefully pour hot milk into the blender and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Still don’t turn it on!cream-into-blender
  4. Ok, you can finally turn on the blender. Blend the chocolate milk mix until smooth. Add vanilla  and blend for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture into a mixing bowl and fold in egg whites. unfoldedfolded
  6. Pour mixture into 3-4 small bowls or cups. Place bowls/cups into refrigerator to set.
  7. Allow mousse to set for at least 4 hours. Top with whipped cream if you have it or just enjoy the chocolate delight!                                                      close-finish
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