Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Is there anything as decadent as chocolate mousse? Whether made with eggs, whipped cream or even yogurt, chocolate mousse is a well-known, rich dessert that will satisfy most palates. Years ago, one of my favorite chocolate mousses was a version served in our family’s favorite Mexican restaurant and made with the liqueur of its name: Kahlua mousse. It really was wonderful.

Here’s the definitive Julia Child, 28-minute version of chocolate mousse made with beaten egg whites coupled with egg yolks cooked carefully with sugar and a bit of coffee. The chocolate is heated separately with rum but you could use orange liqueur or even orange juice as the flavoring. Here’s a 3-minute video making mousse with only water and chocolate. The concept is that the chocolate gets whipped up with cold water and that creates the aeration or mousse-effect. If you’re looking for a healthier version of chocolate mousse here’s a 2-minute video showing how to make it with Greek yogurt and honey.

FunFacts about Chocolate Mousse: (Source) (Source)  

  • Basic Info about mousse in general, quote: A mousse is a soft prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques. A mousse may be sweet or savoury. (Source)
  • The word ‘mousse’ is a French word meaning ‘froth’ or ‘foam’.
  • Savory mousses existed a good century before the sweet mousses, like chocolate mousse, came along.
  • Beaten egg whites were the original aerator for mousses. Today, whipped cream is often substituted.
  • Three excellent flavorings for chocolate mousse are coffee, orange and peppermint.
  • National Chocolate Mousse Day is April 3rd.
  • Chocolate mousse has been around since the 1750s in France.
  • There is a huge variety of recipes for making this dessert, from the use of egg whites, whipping cream, gelatin, or yogurt, to merely whipping chocolate and water together.

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