Easy Chocolate Mousse with Chambord

February 8th, 2016

Easy Choc. Mousse 1

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I was looking for an easy dessert featuring chocolate.  It occurred to me that a simple mixture of whipped cream, melted good quality chocolate and raspberry liqueur would be just about as simple and elegant as it could get.  It was easy.  I had it whipped up and in the refrigerator in 30 minutes.

Easy Choc. Mouse 3V

Flecks of chocolate permeate the smooth gently whipped cream.  I used just a teaspoon of Chambord liqueur but next time I will splash a little more into the mix because the flavor was not noticeable.

Easy Choc. Mousse 2

We had this Valentine’s Day treat a little early because we are traveling for the holiday as we do every year.  Our Grandson’s birthday is February 14th.  We will travel to NC with a side trip to Washington DC.  It will be a busy week.  I hope everyone does something special for Valentine’s Day.  We will be stopping in Charleston on our way home for a special dinner at Husk.

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EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH CHAMBORD

2 cups whipping cream
8 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate such as Callebaut, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon or more of raspberry liqueur such as Chambord
Raspberries for garnish

Melt chocolate in a bowl over simmering water in a saucepan.  Remove and set aside to cool slightly.  Whip the cream in a stand mixer until starting to thicken.  It helps to have chilled the bowl in the freezer before you begin.  Add the sugar and liqueur to the cream.  Beat briefly.  Add the chocolate and whip the cream until it thickens.  Pour mixture into 4 ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours.  Garnish with raspberries.

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24 responses to “Easy Chocolate Mousse with Chambord”

  1. Susan says:

    Penny, Your dessert is beautiful. I would love to know about your ramekins–what kind? What size? I really enjoy your posts.
    Thanks.
    Susan

  2. Kate says:

    What a lovely dessert! Love the flecks of chocolate!

  3. I’m cooking dinner for four on Valentine’s but my girlfriend is bringing dessert. I’ll save this recipe for another time and heed your advice about adding a title more Chambord. Safe and happy travels.

  4. Madonna says:

    I am amused at myself at how much liquor my pantry is acquiring all in the name of dessert. 🙂 This sounds so good.

  5. Monique says:

    Have a ball!I am sure you will..Lovely ,elegant dessert!

  6. Linda P. says:

    Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  7. We both love chocolate mousse and yours looks very special Penny. Happy Valentine’s Day. Enjoy your trip to Charleston.
    Sam

  8. Susan says:

    Delicious looking mousse, Penny! Have a great trip and how special to have a grandson born on Valentine’s Day.

  9. Adri says:

    What an absolutely perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. Those little pots look beautiful, and I bet they taste fabulous!!

  10. Chris says:

    Safe travels this weekend, y’all!

  11. Penny at the Comforts of Home says:

    That sounds wonderful Penny! I missed this post. Hope your are having fun in Charleston!

  12. Barbara says:

    Lovely Valentines dessert, Penny, in such pretty ramekins, too!
    Hope you had a good trip and missed some of that bad weather!
    Love Charleston, used to go nearly every year for their house tours.

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