2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
It’s important to have a few go to desserts in your repertoire so that you can make them quickly when you need something last minute. One great go to is Chocolate mousse. It’s always a crowd pleaser and one of the fastest moving desserts where I work. And, it’s wonderfully easy to make and customize.
- 250g chocolate
- 500ml 35% cream
makes enough for 6 portions
- Heat half of the cream slowly in a pan
While the cream is heating take the rest of it and whip it until it holds its shape, but isn't firm (medium peak) and keep it in the fridge.
Break the chocolate into small pieces and keep in a heat- resistant bowl.
The cream is hot enough when you can see it beginning to bubble. Pour it carefully onto the chocolate. Let it sit for a couple of minutes without stirring, then mix gently until a smooth mixture is made. Put this in the fridge too to cool down. You want the chocolate mixture to remain liquid, but it can't be hot, or it will melt the whipped cream.
When the chocolate has cooled, mix in about a quarter of the whipped cream with a rubber spatula. Then, place the rest of the whipped cream on top of the chocolate mixture, scraping out the other bowl. Now lift the chocolate mixture over the whipped cream, gently folding the two mixtures together until they're one. This is to prevent the whipped cream from losing all of its air.
From here, the mousse can be shaped like a cake with a spring-form mold or it can be piped into whatever container you want
Let it set in the fridge - about 1.5 hours And then enjoy
Because the ingredients are in a 1:1:1 ratio (chocolate : heated cream : whipped cream), this recipe scales very easily to suit your needs.
The better quality chocolate used, the better the end result will be. If using dark chocolate, I'd suggest adding a little bit of sugar and vanilla to the whipped cream to lighten the flavor a little bit.
To make it your own, mix in some non liquid fruit pureé or infuse the heated cream with flavors like mint, citrus or coffee.
Play around with additions to the recipe and make something truly your own.
I'd love to hear about what you’ve made. Tell me in the comments below or tweet me a picture @thecommis