A classic chocolate mousse can be tricky to make as it requires separating eggs, melting chocolate to the just right temperature and lots of careful folding.
But did you know that there's an easier method? Made from only 3 ingredients: whipping cream, rich dark chocolate and a dash of Amaretto - it is eggless and without gelatine and will save you time and fuss!
This easy chocolate mousse is the fastest and fanciest dessert we know and will please even the most demanding dinner party guests.
It's elegant enough for a dinner party but simple enough to make for an afternoon dessert. Once prepared it can be served in white ramekins or cocktail glasses and then chilled before serving. For a finishing touch, sprinkle the top with some cocoa powder and something crunchy such as chopped hazelnuts or pistachios, chocolate shavings or even crispy breakfast cereal.
For this 3 ingredient chocolate mousse, first coarsely chop the dark chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl. Heat 2/3 of whipping cream in a saucepan until it starts to simmer, then pour it over the chocolate. Add Amaretto and stir using a silicon spatula until the you get a smooth texture. Leave it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
For this recipe we used dark chocolate with 65% cocoa solids. If you like more intense chocolate flavour use 70% cocoa chocolate.
Beat the rest of the whipping cream with hand electric mixer until medium peaks form, then fold into the melted chocolate. Don't over-whip the cream as you will end up with a grainy mousse.
You will get light and airy, but also deeply rich chocolate mousse which never fails to impress. Gently fold the cream into the melted chocolate in thirds. This is the best done with a big flat spatula. Swipe it down under the chocolate, then scoop it up and over the whipped cream as you add it.
This easy chocolate mousse can be kept in the fridge, covered with cling film, for about 2 - 3 days.
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