Special of the Day: Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love

10 Feb Special of the Day: Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love

Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love

Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a super simple melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse cup recipe illustrated with step-by-step photos to whip up for that someone special in your life.

And would you believe that this delectable dessert can be made~ using only the microwave and the refrigerator/freezer? It’s true. Super simple step-by-step illustrated instructions make replicating this recipe a snap. Ready, set, go!

Start with quality ingredients like heavy whipping cream and bittersweet chocolate, and it will make all the difference in the world when making this mousse. This is surely not the time to skimp! Add pure almond extract and a dash of Kosher salt at the end to balance flavors beautifully, and that is about all there is to it.

Make sure to plan on starting this recipe at least a day before you plan to serve it as the mousse mixture must chill overnight in order for it to beat into the desired consistency for serving.

Sending you lots of love from my microwave to yours this Valentine’s Day, I give you this week’s Special of the Day: Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love. Enjoy!

Recipe and food photography by Sydne George

 

Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love

Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love

Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Mousse Cups to Love

Recipe by Sydne George

(makes 12 mousse cups)

*Note: Start the recipe at least the day before you plan to serve it as the mousse mixture require overnight chilling before beating.

2- 10 ounce bags Ghiradelli (or other higher quality) bittersweet chocolate chips

1 quart heavy whipping cream

12 ounces Ghiradelli (or other higher quality) bittersweet chocolate chips

2 tsp. pure almond extract

¼ tsp. Kosher salt

12 foil cupcake liners

Illustrated step-by-step instructions

Step 1~Melt the chocolate

Step 1~Melt the chocolate

Step 1~ Melt 2- 10 ounce bags chocolate in medium sized glass bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth.

Step 2~ Dip the foil cupcake liners

Step 2~ Dip the foil cupcake liners

Step 2~ Dip each foil cupcake liner into the melted chocolate to coat outside and set on foil-lined tray. Set in freezer to cool, then repeat dipping process one more time to reinforce thickness of chocolate cups. Return chocolate cups to freezer to chill until ready to fill.

Step 3~ Pipe the chocolate hearts

Step 3~ Pipe the chocolate hearts

Step 3~ Pipe 12 chocolate hearts onto a foil-lined tray, using leftover melted chocolate.

Chill in freezer until ready to garnish chocolate mousse cups.

Step 4~Heat cream, add chocolate and whisk until smooth

Step 4~Heat cream, add chocolate and whisk until smooth

Step 4~ Heat cream in microwave until hot. Then add 12 ounces chocolate, whisk until smooth.

Step 5~ Cover and chill overnight

Step 5~ Cover and chill overnight

Step 5~ Cover and chill chocolate mousse mixture in refrigerator overnight.

Step 6~ Beat until thickened, but not stiff

Step 6~ Beat until thickened, but not stiff

Step 6~ Beat chocolate mousse mixture until thickened but not stiff.

Step 7~ Peel foil liners out of chocolate cups

Step 7~ Peel foil liners out of chocolate cups

Step 7~ Peel foil liners out of chocolate cups, being careful, as they are fragile.

Step 8~ Pipe chocolate mousse into chocolate cups

Step 8~ Pipe chocolate mousse into chocolate cups

Step 8~ Pipe chocolate mousse into chocolate cups.

Step 9~ Garnish with chocolate hearts and serve!

Step 9~ Garnish with chocolate hearts and serve!

Step 9~ Garnish with chocolate hearts and serve.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Sydne George is a food journalist specializing in recipe development, food writing and food photography. She can be reached at sydnegeorge@hotmail.com . Sydne’s recipes from “Special of the Day” are archived at sydnegeorge.com .

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