How To Make A Quick Chocolate Mousse Dessert Recipe
Tasty Chocolate Mousse
What would you do if you suddenly had guests coming over only to discover you had no nibbles to offer them when they arrived? As long as you've got 10 minutes to spare then this chocolate mousse is very simple to make and requires little to no preparation with a very low cooking time too. All of the ingredients are easy to come by if you don't already have them in stock and as long as you have a spoon and a bowl to mix it all up in then you'll be fine and your guest will enjoy this tasty treat.
I've used this recipe on many occasions that have ranged from work parties, kid parties (for the adults with the brandy version), or when I simply have guests round. These little treats have been enjoyed every time and I keep getting requests when the need arises for more snacks.
If you happen to be chilling these in the freezer the mousse will keep for as long as your cream (or substitute) would normally be for - it's great to be able to prepare these in advance and then have them out or in the fridge to defrost for later.
- 150ml/0.25 pint low-fat whipping cream
- 30ml/ 2 tbsp chocolate hazelnut spread
- 15ml/ 1tsp brandy
- Ground cinnamon to taste
- 4 strawberries or other topping of your choice
What are your favorite toppings?
- Whip the cream until peaking either by hand or machine whisked. Reserve 30ml/ 2tbsp for decorating.
- Fold the chocolate spread and brandy into the remaining cream. Spoon into 4 demitasse coffee cups, ramekin dishes, or any other cute pots you have.
- Top with reserved cream and sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill in the fridge until set or if you're really low on time then pop them on a tray in the freezer for a quicker set time.
- Serve on coffee saucers with a strawberry or other topping of your choice. I have used shredded coconut, sprinkles, melted white chocolate, cherries and whipped cream depending on what we felt like at the time.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||153|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 17 g||26%|
|Carbohydrates 8 g||3%|
|Sugar 6 g|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Sodium 51 mg||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
The nutrition content was calculated using 38% whipping cream as a base, however you can easily make some smart food swaps to lower the fat content. Simply swap the cream with a lower fat content alternative available from your local stores and you will lower the calorie and fat content while still enjoying a tasty treat. A couple of swaps to consider are low-fat cream cheese or 1 percent milk combined with cornstarch (you may wish to add stevia here to keep it sweet).
This is a very simple recipe calling for a very simple selection of equipment that can be found in your everyday kitchen.
- If you don't have the demitasse coffee cups then you can use ramekin dishes, small wine glasses, shot glasses, or anything that suits your style.
- Mixing bowl: I personally prefer to use glass/pyrex dishes as I've found other types may leave a taste or residue behind but metallic or plastic bowls will do just as well.
- Whisk or beater: you can whisk up the cream by hand with a beater if you prefer, however a hand-held electric whisk or stand mixer will get it done quicker. My favorite method is using an electric hand whisk as it's very convenient to store and so quick to assemble, use and clean up.
My Preferred Electric Whisk
I love cooking and baking with an apron, especially if you're in a rush or have guests over as it is so easy to clean up if you make a mess. As you never know when you might need a new apron., here are a couple that I think are great.
© 2012 Bobby