Recipe by Ghirardelli®
"Serve this simple chocolate mousse in a martini glass for a fancy presentation. A dollop of whip cream adds an elegant touch."
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Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
eggs, room temperature
THESE ARE NOT WHOLE EGGS!! Separate the eggs, and whip only the whites. I know it doesn't say to, but just do it. Whole eggs won't whip properly, and you won't get it to set up the way you want it to. That said, this is a fantastic recipe. Couldn't be tastier. Just don't waste eggs by trying to whip them whole.
I'm sure it would have been wonderful, if I did it right. I was mixing the eggs and whipped cream by hand, though, and after about a half-hour and some wrist-cramps, I thought "these eggs aren't getting any fluffier or thicker", so I figured that was as fluffy as it was supposed to be. I was wrong, and it ended up being too runny (tasted great, but mousse should be spooned, not sipped).
I had made a double recipe, and was concerned about wasting delicious ingredients. Fortunately I'm a problem solver and added some Trader Joe's wholegrain pancake mix, and baked it for 1/2 hour and made some pretty good brownies.
Very easy to make and very tasty. The first time I made I skipped using the coffee - the coffee really adds to the flavor of the chololate so don't skip that step. And be careful not to over whip the cream. If it is too stiff your mousse will come out lumpy.
It was wonderful! My hubby who is a mousse-snob wanted to eat it all. My picky daughters enjoyed it too, which is surprising. Of course, I made him share. It was easy to make as well. I will definitely make this for my family again.
There was no hesitation in rating this recipe. Everyone said 5 stars immediately. This is a fabulous recipe with deep dark chocolate flavor. The mixture does thicken quickly when you add the coffee so have all your additions ready to stir in. This is a keeper!
This tasted really good. Except I was a little dissapointed because mine never got really thick like the photo posted. That is why I had chosen this recipe. But, I could think of a ton of ways to serve this. Thanks.
AMAZING! I am testing mousses for chocolate cordial cup fillings for a shower and I bought the Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips. I am sure the cacao is great too, but wanted a bit sweeter. I accidently put the coffee in with the chocolate before the egg and sugar were thick, but I just kept simmering and stirring the mix and it turned out fabulous! Thanks soooo much, will be using this recipe alot!
This was fantastic. I used the scaling function to reduce this to 2 servings and it was perfect for our Valentine's Day dessert. I did add about 1/2 tsp vanilla extract as I was adding the whipped cream. It was great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Mousse
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 348
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