Sunday, September 11, 2011

Easy Chocolate Mousse

If you're in the mood for a creamy, smooth, chocolatey, and delicious- This is your ticket to happiness.  This mousse was so easy and so good.  It would be the perfect to end a delicious dinner to appease that insatiable craving for a chocolate dessert.

As a side note, it's really hard to blog while 9/11 documentaries are on T.V.  Talk about one of the most devasting days ever.  In all seriousness, my thoughts and prayers go out ot the friends and families of those that lost their lives on that dreadful day. 

Easy Chocolate Mousse
Source: Our Best Bites Cookbook

1 t unflavored gelatin
1 T cold water
2 T boiling water
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1 c heavy cream
1 t vanilla

Mix the unflavored gelatin and cold water in a small bowl and let it stand for about a minute.  It will gel up.  Boil about 1/2 c water in a bowl in the microwave. Once it is boiling, scoop out two tablespoons and add it to the gelled unflavored gelatin. 

In your mixing bowl, add the sugar, cocoa, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla.  Beat with your mixer until peaks form.  You don't want them to be stiff peaks.  Just medium.  Add the gelatin mixture and mix until it's combined. 

Refrigerate it for 30 minutes. 

Spoon it into individual serving bowls, top with sweetened whipped cream and a fanned strawberry.  A tad sprinkling of powdered sugar would be lovely as well, but my family couldn't leave it alone any longer. 

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