Today, 11/30, is National Mousse Day! I’m celebrating with a super easy, SUPER yummy recipe! I got everything I needed for this super simple recipe from my favorite local grocery store, Corner Market! I’ve been making this recipe for years now so I think I’ve gotten it tweaked to be juuust right! 🤩
EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE (makes 5 or 6 servings)
WHAT YOU NEED:
12 ounces bag of semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter (I prefer salted!)
2 large egg yolks
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
WHAT YOU DO:
Set a metal mixing bowl in the freezer to be chilling while you get started. You’ll need it in a minute!
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and the butter. Heat in the microwave in 20 or 30 second increments, stirring between each, until completely melted. Whisk in the egg yolks and set aside to cool. This will make the chocolate mixture pretty thick. It’ll be ok!
Pour the cream into your chilled mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until it starts to thicken. Add the sugar and vanilla and whisk until the cream starts to form stiff peaks. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.
That is IT!! I told you it was easy! 🤩
If you want to take it a step further, you could do what I did and use the remaining cream to make fresh whipped cream. I just put it in the same metal mixing bowl and used my mixer to whip it! Just be sure not to over-whip here! I did not add any sugar to my whipped cream, but you totally could.
You can top this with fresh fruit, chocolate chips, Piroulines, sprinkles… really anything that goes with chocolate would be perfect!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!! I should probably take a moment to disclaim, my kids don’t love this recipe… it’s not super sweet, so it’s more of an “adult” dessert around here! 😆 Perfect for supper clubs or dinner parties!
Next time you’re at Corner Market, you’ll probably want to go ahead and grab these ingredients juuust to make sure you have them on hand for when you need them 😁
Happy National Mousse Day!!
Huge thanks to Corner Market for supporting this post! All opinions are my own, as always! 🙂