Chocolate Mousse for Two

Chocolate Mousse for Two

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  • 2

    tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ½

    teaspoon unflavored gelatin

  • ¼

    cup whole milk

  • ½

    cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

  • 1

    tablespoon orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, OR ¼ teaspoon orange extract

  • ¾

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½

    cup whipping cream, chilled

  • For Garnish: (optional)

  • Sweetened Whipped Cream (see note below)

  • Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, grated for garnish

  • Fresh Strawberries


1. Stir together sugar and gelatin in small saucepan; stir in milk. Let stand 2 minutes to soften gelatin. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil. 2. Remove from heat. Immediately add chocolate chips; stir until melted. Stir in liqueur (or orange extract, if using); cool to room temperature. 3. Beat whipping cream in small bowl until stiff; gradually add chocolate mixture, folding gently just until blended. Spoon into two dessert glasses. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve chilled. 4. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, or grated chocolate and strawberries, if desired. Makes 2 servings. Note: How To Make Sweetened Whipped Cream In a chilled mixing bowl with chilled beaters, whip 1/2 cup whipping cream with 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, untill stiff peaks form. Chill until ready to use. When ready to serve, top each mousse with whipped cream. Makes 1 cup sweetened whipped cream.


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