Classic Chocolate Mousse

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Mousse
  • 6
    ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 34
    cup whipping cream
  • 2
    large egg yolks
  • 2
    teaspoons brandy (optional)
  • 13
    cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cream
  • 12
    cup chilled whipping cream
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons brandy (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • For mousse: Heat whipping cream gently in double-boiler or small saucepan until it comes to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate.
  • Stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Whisk in the egg yolks and brandy.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • Beat 1/3 cup cream, sugar and vanilla in medium bowl to stiff peaks.
  • Fold into cooled chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon into wineglasses.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  • For cream: Beat cream, sugar and brandy in medium bowl to soft peaks.
  • Top mousse with dollops of cream.
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