Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins
This is an easy and deliciouse chocolate mousse.
- Place chocolate chips, egg and vanilla into blender and blend for 30 seconds.
- Remove center of blender lid and while machine is running, slowly pour heated cream into the chocolate mixture.
- Blend until well mixed and chocolate chips are melted.
- Pour into parfait or wine glasses and refrigerate until set.
- Can serve with a garnish of sweetened whipped cream.
...Not so much a mousse. It did have some element of air in it, but by no means enough. This was entirely too thick, almost like chocolate butter. IF I try this again, I might take the suggestion of Jay3fer and use a mixer instead to get the right consistency, but again that defeats the purpose of the blender. I gave it 3 stars sheerly for the simplicity of ingredients.
This didn't set, and I don't think I did anything wrong in preparing it. But with directions as vague as "1 cup heavy cream, heated," it's hard to tell. How hot is it supposed to be? Certainly, it WAS hot enough to melt the chocolate chips. I did save the day by pouring into a bowl and whipping it up with an electric mixer, but that kind of defeats the purpose of the blender. It DID taste yummy when it finally got to the "firm peaks" stage. I used it as a filling for a chocolate cake, which was also drizzled with ganache: death by chocolate! Maybe I'll just make it with the mixer from now on, as it IS handy having a 4-ingredient choco mousse recipe.
This is really a decadent dessert and is so easy to prepare. I did use a light 5% cream and it tasted wonderful, however, it did not set properly, which is my fault, not the recipe as it stated to use a heavy cream. The top half was a normal mousse consistency but the bottom half remained like a melted ice cream consistency. So...I would not recommend the 5% cream, be sure to use a heavier cream. It is absolutely delicious though, and a recipe everyone should try. Thx for sharing this!