Who doesn’t like chocolate mousse!? Something so rich and decadent must be hard to make, right? Wrong! This recipe is SO simple, you will wonder why you’ve never made it before. All you need are some cute ramekins or cups and a Vitamix or blender. I top mine with fresh whipped cream and some shavings of chocolate or chocolate chips, of course.
The photo above was for a party I did that was poolside, so I made them in mini size and served them with mini spoons. You can make this a day (or even two) ahead of time. The problem is, you may eat it before you need it.
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup boiling water (keep it in a kettle nearby)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 whole eggs (whipped just a bit with a fork)
Melt the chocolate as per the directions on the package and set aside (not too long!). In your blender or Vitamix (ask for a Vitamix for Christmas if you don’t have one!!!) place the chocolate, boiling water, cinnamon and vanilla. Blend for a few seconds. Remove the lid and let some steam escape for a minute.
Add the eggs and whirl away again for about 40 seconds. The mouse will be very liquid-y…don’t worry! Transfer the mousse to whatever ramekins or dishes you will be serving the mousse in. Let cool completely before covering with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator and let cool at least 8 hours. Overnight is best.
Top with fresh whipped cream when ready to serve!