Chocoholics Beware!!! This delicious Chocolate Mousse has a rich Chocolate Flavor and is light and airy with a velvety smooth texture.
Its February… the Valentines Special Month ❤ ❤
A spoonful of my Eggless Chocolate Mousse and I assure you that you will be hooked to this forever 🙂 I believe mousse is what you could call a grown up chocolate pudding. Although a chocolate mousse does seem like a really complicated recipe but it is simple yet an elegant dessert. This Chocolate Mousse Recipe uses only a few ingredients, but its chocolate flavor is rich, & its texture is silky smooth, airy and almost foamy.
P.S- Foamy is the apt description for a mousse because “Mousse” in French means “FOAM”
Valentines Day is really special occasion for people in love. They like to do everything super special for their loved ones. I do not believe that it should be the only day to pour in all the love but for many of you out there it truly is a special day. I appreciate that an therefore there will be a series of easy valentines special recipes this month for all of you.
I am sure you would want to cook something spectacular for Valentines Week. Valentines week calls for really gorgeous looking desserts and recipes. But obviously you do not want to spend much time in the kitchen. Do You? The recipes have to be easy and beautiful at the same time so that they can be enjoyed with your loved ones.
P.S- So please hold yourself as there are a lot of EASY…EGG LESS…QUICK…NO BAKE recipes coming up on the blog this month. 🙂
Chocolate Mousse is everybody’s all time favorite. I mean if you love chocolate you ought to love the rich & creamy chocolate mousse. There are a lot ways to make chocolate mousse. Mostly a chocolate mousse requires the usage of eggs or egg whites to make it fluffy and creamy. When you fold in the egg whites in chocolate it really gives it a smooth and rich texture. Nonetheless..I bring to you an EGG LESS version of Chocolate Mousse and trust me there is no compromise in the texture or the flavor of this mousse.
Usually you can make the easiest mousse by folding in chocolate with a good heave whipped cream and let it set in the refrigerator for that desired texture. However in this recipe I have used a secret ingredient which makes the mousse so light and fluffy is marshmallows. Yess..you heard it right. MARSHMALLOWS are the secret star ingredient of this recipe. It is entirely optional. This foamy chocolate mousse is a combination of melted chocolate, marshmallows and heavy whipped cream. The marshmallows contain gelatin and it is the gelatin that helps the mousse to set. It truly gives it the same softness and foamy texture that comes with egg whites.
Please remember that the marshmallows are a completely optional ingredient. Since, it has gelatin most of you wouldn’t want to use it. You can skip using marshmallow entirely and go ahead with the rest of the ingredients as given. Just refrigerate the mousse for at least 2 hours to give it a settled finish.
P.S- Melted Marshmallow is the Secret Star Ingredient of this recipe 🙂 (Optional)
Since there are really few ingredients in a Chocolate Mousse recipe it is really important for you to pick the best quality of chocolate. Use a good quality semi sweet or bitter sweet chocolate that you enjoy eating. My preference is semi sweet chocolate with atleast 60 % of coco content. However, to make a perfect and classy chocolate mousse..even the best quality chocolate is not enough. You need to mix together some coffee into your chocolate while melting it to really bring out the rich flavor of chocolate.
This chocolate mousse can be used to fill cakes or tarts too. But I personally prefer a scoop of these beauties in my favorite pair of glass. You can garnish it with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, raspberries or strawberries. I obviously chose strawberries. Don’t they look lovely.
You can serve them directly but would taste amazing when you serve them chilled after placing them in the refrigerator for a few hours.
P.S- So all you boys & girls..gear up..and make these choco-licious and foamy Chocolate Mousse for your loved ones this valentines day ❤
Lets get started with the recipe.
RECIPE: CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Makes: 3 to 4 glasses
Prep Time- 10 mins
Making Time- 5 mins
- Semi Sweet Chocolate- 200 gms
- Marshmallows- 100 gms (Optional- You can avoid it if you don’t eat gelatin)
- Unsalted Butter- 2 Tbsp
- Castor Sugar- 3 to 4 Tbsp
- Strong Coffee or Espresso- 2 tsp
- Vanilla Extract- 1/2 Tsp
- Heavy Whipped Cream- 150 gms
- Shaved Chocolate or Strawberries- For Garnishing (Optional)
Put the marshmallows, butter, semi sweet chocolate and coffee powder mixed with 1/2 cup boiling water into a pan and let everything melt down. Keep stirring constantly. For a quick result make sure you chop the marshmallows into smaller pieces.
If you are not using marshmallows then skip it and add rest of the ingredients in a pan and move further.
Remove from heat once the chocolate mixture has melted and a smooth consistency is formed.
Meanwhile the mixture is cooling, whip the cream with vanilla and sugar until soft peaks are formed. Make sure the cream is not too stiff. Although it should be a heavy good quality whipped cream.
Fold in the cooled down chocolate mixture into the cream. Be as gentle as you can and use a cut and fold technique to mix it.
Serve in your favorite glasses. Make sure you only fill 3/4th of the glass so that you can garnish it with your favorite topping. I garnished it with strawberries. You can use whipped cream or shaved chocolate or raspberries or blueberries. The choice is yours.
Let the mousse set in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Your easy, no bake, chocolate mousse is now ready. 🙂
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