Chocolate Mousse

This is probably the easiest chocolate mousse that you could ever make. I’ve made it using gelatine, but feel free to substitute with agar agar if you have it on hand. I made this as a quick dessert for my friends, and we absolutely loved it. The added advantage is that it is fairly low in fat compared to the traditional chocolate mousse.

1 envelope knox unflavored gelatine
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fat free Cool whip, thawed
1/4 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate to top the mousse
strawberries to garnish

In a glass measuring cup, heat the water in the microwave for about a minute. Add the gelatin and let it bloom/sit for about 5 minutes. In the jar of a blender, add the butter, milk, sugar, vanilla and cocoa powder and whiz up until it looks homogenous. Stream in the bloomed gelatin. Whiz to combine. Remove into a bowl and fold in the cool whip. Pour into small ramekins and place in the refrigerator to set. When ready to serve, top with the chopped chocolate and the berries.

Verdict: Smooth and creamy, without a lot of fat. It was also very easy to make….when you’re bent on time and don’t have time to bake…make this. You sure won’t regret. 🙂

P.S. You may notice from the poor quality of the pictures…that fall is here. Sunshine has become a rare spectacle in Seattle these days…and it will only get rarer. So, I gotta figure out a way to improve the lighting on my food..any pointers will be greatly appreciated.

Sending this to ‘Virtual Party – Chocolaty Dreams’.

Sending this to ‘Lets Celebrate Sweets – Chocolate’ Event series by Nivedita

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