Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chocolate Mousse

I realize that Valentine's Day was on Sunday and I should have posted this recipe last week in preparation for the holiday, but I often wait til the last minute and don't plan ahead. Who says you can only eat chocolate on Valentine's Day anyway?  I didn't think of it actually until the day itself...  Valentine's Day.  I was thinking what could I make today that uses the traditional Valentine ingredient ... chocolate?  Something that is special yet simple.  Something that I don't make everyday but would love to eat everyday.  This is the recipe that came to mind.  I have served this on occasion to company and was embarrassed when they asked for the recipe and  saw how much effort I did not put into this dessert I had made for them.  I had impressed them with the delicious dessert, and ruined it by letting them know how easy it was.
I got the original recipe from the "Back of the Box  Gourmet" cookbook.

Chocolate Mousse

1 10 oz. pkg. Nestle Toll House Mint-Chocolate Morsels
(I used 1 10oz. pkg. Ande's Creme de Menthe pieces
2 eggs
1 c. scalded milk (I used 2%)
Whipped cream (optional)

In blender container, combine chocolate pieces, eggs and scalded milk.  Cover; blend on high speed 2-3 minutes.  Pour into individual parfait glasses.    Chill the mousses for an hour or two or until set.  Garnish with whipped cream.

*Note-I have used semi-sweet chocolate chips also in this and added 2T. Amaretto or Kaluha to the blender as well.  You could also use white chocolate chips or raspberry flavored etc.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy! This looks awesome! I love chocolate and mint together (and, as you probably guessed, I love mousse, too :) Thanks for the recipe!