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Mocha Mousse

This has to be the easiest chocolate recipe there is. Simply heat the cream, combine it with chocolate then chill and whip into a dense, decadent dessert. For an innovative presentation, serve in demitasse or small coffee cups.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2004

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6

Ingredients

  • 6 oz 6ozbittersweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 cups 2cupswhipping cream
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcoffee liqueur
  • 2 tsp 2tspvanilla
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchocolate-covered espresso beans
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Preparation

Place chocolate in large heatproof bowl. In saucepan, heat cream just until boiling; pour over chocolate and whisk until melted. Whisk in liqueur and vanilla. Place plastic wrap directly on surface. Refrigerate until very cold, at least 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Whip chocolate mixture just until stiff peaks form. Spoon into dessert dishes; top with espresso beans.

Additional information :

Tip: If you prefer a mousse that isn't quite so rich, reduce chocolate to 4 oz (125 g) and cream to 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) and proceed as directed. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup (125 mL) pasteurized egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold half into prepared mousse; fold in remaining whites. Makes 8 servings.

Variations
Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse: Replace coffee liqueur and espresso beans with hazelnut liqueur and finely chopped toasted hazelnuts.

Orange Chocolate Mousse: Replace coffee liqueur and espresso beans with Grand Marnier and strips of orange rind.

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse: Replace coffee liqueur and espresso beans with raspberry liqueur and fresh or frozen raspberries.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 461 pro 5g total fat 47g sat. fat 29g
carb 15g fibre 5g chol 102mg sodium 34mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 16 vit A 26 folate 2
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