Meet the adult version of the classic and elegant chocolate mousse.
By Tamara Novacoviç
This mousse doesn’t take long time to prepare and in this simplicity lies the key to its greatness. It is light, foamy, airy, yet has intense chocolate flavor enhanced by a bit of coffee and whiskey. I find alcohol to be the perfect addition for a chocolate dessert. Trust me, you will want to try this. Plus, ingredients for mousse au chocolat are almost always in your pantry.
- 4 oz (120 g) good quality semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate
- 2 tbsp (30 g) butter
- 2 tbsp strong coffee
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) whiskey
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 4 tbsp (60 g) sugar
- ½ cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream
- whipped cream
- cocoa powder
- chocolate shavings
- Melt chocolate with butter and coffee in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey.
- Whisk egg yolks with 2 tbsp sugar in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, just to cook them slightly, until they become foamy. Combine them with chocolate mixture.
- Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in 2 tbsp sugar. Add gently to the previous mixture.
- Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form and add to the mixture. Combine well and divide among serving glasses. Refrigerate.
- Garnish and serve chilled.