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Chocolate Mousse Recipe:

Chocolate mousse is decadent yet light and airy. Smooth and filled with chocolate, this is a romantic, luxurious, and showstopping dessert! And it only takes 5 minutes of prep and 4 ingredients!

Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate 60-70%

1 1/4 cup heavy cream divided (1 Cup plus 1/4 cup for garnishing at the end)

3 large egg whites room temperature

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Reserve 1/4 cup for topping the chocolate mousse at the end. Chill until ready to use.

Then over a double boiler, melt chocolate until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and stir until it is all melted.

Then begin whipping egg whites with a hand mixer. Once foamy, gradually add in sugar. Whip on high until stiff peaks form. Turn mixer to medium speed and add a couple tablespoons of the melted chocolate. This will ensure that your chocolate doesn't seize and that your mousse will be smooth.

After it is incorporated, switch to a spatula. Fold in the rest of melted chocolate. Then fold in whipped cream.

Spoon or pipe into martini or dessert glasses. Garnish with extra whipped cream and and chocolate shavings or fruit. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

Optional add ins: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 2 teaspoons of liquor of choice like Bailey's, for example.