Monday, October 22, 2012

4-ingredient Mint Chocolate Mousse



Welcome to mint-chocolate week! Starting the week off is a very rich but simple chocolate-mint mousse.

The Ingredients:
8 oz. dark chocolate (70% or greater chocolate solids)
3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup peppermint schnapps (or more milk, with a splash of peppermint extract added for a non-alcoholic version)

The Process:
  1. Break chocolate into pieces.
  2. Fill a mixing bowl with ice and water, and nest a smaller mixing bowl inside it. Make sure you're able to keep the water in the bottom bowl from spilling over the rim the top bowl.  Set in freezer until needed.
  3. Combine chocolate, milk, sugar, and schnapps in a saucepan, and heat over medium heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted.
  4. Pour chocolate into the bowl that's on top of the ice bowl, and whisk briskly and constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes.  
  5. Divide among 4 ramekins.  Serve immediately for soft mousse, or refrigerate for at least an hour for a firmer texture.

7 comments:

  1. I love that something so simple can look so beautiful. Vegan chocolate mousse is my secret weapon for vegan-dessert-skeptics! love the mint addition!

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  2. YUM! I love a good chocolate mousse.

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  3. Drooling! This mousse looks sinfully fantastic.

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  4. I think if you put the word mousse after something I'm basically sold. It could be "spoiled cabbage" mousse and I'd still probably drool over it. Another AMAZING recipe and photo :)

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    1. Sorry it didn't work out for you--was your mixing bowl ice-cold? If you're using dark enough chocolate as specified, the cold from whisking it over the ice is what thickens it.

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    2. Sorry it didn't work out for you--was your mixing bowl ice-cold? If you're using dark enough chocolate as specified, the cold from whisking it over the ice is what thickens it.

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