By Sandra Silver on May 15, 2001
Photo by SharonChen
Photo by SharonChen
"...from THE REALLY GOOD FOOD COOK BOOK. You won't believe how wonderful this mousse is! You can serve it at the most elegant dinner parties or at family dinners and, I promise you, it will be all gone."
Serving Size: 1 (82 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I made this for a Birthday party & everyone loved it. I served the mousse in wine glasses with whip cream on top. They looked pretty fancy."
"Really good, very easy!"
"I loved this recipe, so easy and good. I did melt choc. chips and water together on low heat in a homemade double boiler, for about 15 minutes, till it was nice and smooth. I let it cool till room temp. then whipped the cream and vanilla till fluffy and sifted the icing sugar into it while beating....Then, I folded choc. into creamed mixture. It came out perfect ,will make again...Thank You Sandra for a easy tasty recipe...Oh , yes, I also chilled my bowl and beatters in freezer while choc. was melting.."
"I love this mousse!! I have been looking for so long for a good chocolate mousse recipe that did not require eggs and finally my search is over! This mousse is light and fluffy with a perfect chocolate taste and so easy to make - I have made it 3 times in the past week! I do follow germie3's suggestions of using the double boiler and putting the vanilla in with the whipping cream instead of the chocolate, and definitely put your bowl and mixers in the freezer before whipping the cream. I have used this mousse as a filling and frosting for a cake, in place of the cream in a strawberry shortcake, and on its own, and all 3 times it was fantastic. I also fold mini chips in after adding the chocolate, you can never have too much chocolate! Thank you for sharing!!"
"This was very simple to make and it came out grand. I melted the chips for 30 seconds in the microwave instead of doing it on the stove. The flavor is consistant with chocolate mousse I have had before."
"There is a serious pitfall in this recipe that should be mentioned. If the chocolate is not cool enough, and/or the cream is not well-whipped and cool, the mixture will separate badly! I recommend patiently cooling the chocolate completely and refrigerating the cream after whipping. I also think folding the chocolate in by hand is better than with a mixer. Many electric mixers do not have a setting low enough to do this properly. The taste would be improved if better chocolate is used. I also found that there was too much of a whipped cream taste (didn't think that was possible!) and needed a greater proportion of chocolate."
"Mine came out gritty! bummer1 I think it might have been because of the chocolate I used. The whipped cream was the right texture, until I added the chocolate. It still tasted good- but my hubby compared it to chocolate grits! LOL- I made it a second time- but used strawberries pureed and folded into the whipped cream. Didn't taste like grits this time!"
"Okay...everyone bear with me. This is aimed at people, like myself, who haven't ever worked with whipping cream. The taste is excellent but I didn't know to keep whipping the cream until it was a "Cool Whip" type texture. Someone also later told me that the longer you whip, the firmer the texture. I'd read to beat the whip 2 minutes, but that was not nearly long enough & thus, my mousse was much too runny vs. being airy. I thought it'd set up, but alas it did not. I will most definitely make again - next time knowing how to better utilize the whipping cream."
"It is probably true that someone who expects the "REAL" chocolate mousse might be disappointed. However, for someone like me who can't tell the difference, this is amazing!! I would suggest that people who do not usually microwave chocolate should not microwave it for this recipe either as it is easier to scortch and make lumpy in the microwave. I made mine it a stainless steel bowl set over a pot of boiling water and it took a good bit of stirring to make the chocolate smooth. I stirred the vanilla and powdered sugar into the cream before whipping. That worked fine. Thanks for an awesome shortcut!!"
"This is so great, I had to make a chilled desert for a school project with 4 variations so i used different types of chocolate with it. white chocolate works wonders! :)"
"This was a great dish! I made this for our New Year's Day dinner and my family LOVED it! My 6 month old granddaughter had a small taste and couldn't stop going back for more!! *Note: I added 12oz of chocolate chips instead of 8, I figured who wouldn't want more chocolate in their mousse!!"
"I halved the recipe by using 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips, 1 cup heavy whipped cream, 1 tbsp sugar powder, and 1 tsp vanilla. I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave and used a blender because I don't have an electronic mixer. The mousse came out great! It's so easy to make and tasted so good! Will make it again for sure!"
"Perfect mousse! It was the crowing glory to my prime rib dinner....all of my guests raved that it was the best mousse they ever had....even laughingly accusing me of picking it up from a local fine restaurant and calling it mine. So elegant but so easy. I served it in individual crystal parfait glasses with a spritz of whipped cream, a sprig of mint and half a strawberry."
"I looked at a dozen recipes before choosing this one. I substituted black coffee for the water, added a couple of scoops of whipped cream topping and a pair of blackberries. Excellent!"
"Made it exactly as written, and it was excellent!"
"An easy and delicious recipie!"
"The fact that this mousse has no raw eggs in it is a major plus. We will continue to eat this mousse because of this wonderful feature. I used regular chocolate and melted it in the microwave, I added 2 packs of vanilla flavoured sugar (about 2 tsp), and omitted the sugar.
Not as good as a chocolate mousse made with raw eggs. Not quite as creamy and light."
"I made a chocolate cake and was looking for a chocolate mousse recipe that sounded good and I'd figure I'd try this one since the ratings were so high. There is definitely something wrong with the recipe because my mousse came out watery and the texture was awful...almost looked like caviar lol! I will definitely not use this recipe again =( I should have read the reviews before making it...I guess you live and learn!"
"DD made this for us the other night and it was so simple yet so rich and decadent. She froze the mixer bowl and beaters before whipping the cream and then folded the chocolate in. So good, but next time we need to make our servings smaller as it was too rich to eat it all in one sitting. (not a bad thing). Thank you so much for this awesome dessert."