Chocolate Mousse

Thanksgiving is all about pumpkin pie…. but when you aren’t fan of pumpkin pie and neither are your friends…. you end up making some other dessert for Thanksgiving dinner….That’s what I did….I decided to make some dessert other than pumpkin pie…. and made this Chocolate Mousse.

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Yes another one of those single serve cup desserts (I love this style of serving dessert) So I found this video on You Tube. A simple, quick and easy recipe… which used Gelatin to make these. I have never worked with Gelatin… but gave it a shot this time…. They turned out delicious…. there is no sugar in the chocolate part of the mousse … some in the whipped topping on top and the oreo layer at the bottom! The original video I got the recipe from can be found HERE.

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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Makes 7-8 servings.

(Original Recipe from Rajshri Foods)

1-1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels (I used Ghiradelli brand) + 2 oz unsweetened chocolate (I used Baker’s Baking Bar for this)

2 cup of heavy whipping cream. (1 for chocolate and 1 cup for whipping)

1-1/2 tsp gelatin powder soaked in 4 tbsp of water for 5 mins.

1 tsp vanilla essence

8 oreo cookies (crushed)

3 tbsp melted butter

Whipped cream and oreo cookies for garnish.

Procedure:

1. Crush the oreo cookies and mix with melted butter. Layer in cups and put the cups in fridge for the cookies to set.

2. Melt the chocolate and 1 cup cream in a microwave safe bowl. I cooked it in 30 seconds interval. Stir between each cooking. Once its smooth, let it cool for 5-10 mins. Add the vanilla essence and soaked gelatin and mix well again.

3. Meanwhile whip up 1 cup heavy cream and make homemade whipped cream. Alternatively you could use store bought whipped cream (cool whip). 1 cup heavy cream will make approx 2 cups of whipped cream. Fold in the cream with the chocolate mixture. Remember to fold in and not stir crazy!

4. Pour the chocolate mix in each of your serving cups and put it in fridge for it to set. 20-30 minutes later it will be set and you can garnish with some whipped cream and oreo cookie. Store in fridge till ready to serve.

Note: I made the whipped cream for garnish by taking 3/4 cup cream and 1-2tsp of sugar (If you want a sweeter topping add sugar as per your taste).

 

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It was a delicious recipe…. the mix of semi sweet and unsweetened made it really delicious. I definitely had to double the recipe and convert into imperial measurements. But it turned out delicious and I enjoyed every single bite of it!

Check out the original video (linked above) and try the recipe for sure.

Until next time,

Happy cooking,

Cheers =)

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