Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Orange Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Orange Mascarpone Whipped Cream
Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Orange Mascarpone Whipped Cream

PREP TIME

7

minutes

TOTAL TIME

10

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

7

minutes

TOTAL TIME

10

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • Mousse:

  • 1/2

    cup whole milk

  • 3

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon instant espresso powder

  • 1

    cup bittersweet chocolate chips

  • 3

    large egg whites

  • Cream:

  • 1/4

    cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice

  • 1/2

    cup whipping cream

  • 2

    tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon orange zest

Directions

For the Mousse: 1. In a small saucepan over medium heat stir together the milk with the sugar and the espresso powder until the milk is hot, but not boiling, and the sugar is dissolved. 2. Place the chocolate chips in a blender. 3. Pour the hot milk over the chips. 4. Run the blender on high until combined, a few seconds. 5. Add the egg whites and run the blender on high until light, about 1 minute. 6. Transfer the mousse to 4 small serving cups. 7. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm, about 3 hours. For the Cream: 8. In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir together the mascarpone cheese and the orange juice until smooth. 9. Add the cream, powdered sugar, and orange zest. 10. Whip until the cream has soft peaks, about 1 minute. 11. Whip the cream just before serving the mousse or cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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