Lazy Chocolate Mousse

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You read that right.

Lazy chocolate mousse.  Because what’s better than a simple delicious recipe?  Nothing.

Especially when you decide to have a dinner party, make a four course meal for ten people, and just want to whip up dessert in a few minutes (literally).

Because that’s normally how I do dinner parties.

This recipe is nothing fancy, but it is light and tastes kind of like chocolate pie without the crust.  I would even go so far to putting this into a pie shell.  No one can stop me.  Sara does what Sara wants.

…most of the time.

Ingredients for Mousse:

2 c. heavy whipping cream

1 c. powdered sugar

1/2 c. cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. unflavored gelatin

A few tablespoons water

Sprinkle gelatin in a small bowl and add enough water to cover it.  Mix together and put it aside until it sets.

Meanwhile, combine whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.  Whip on low-speed until soft peaks start to form.  Then set aside.

Microwave the gelatin for about 10 seconds or until it is completely melted.  Let it cool slightly and then add to the chocolate mixture.  Whip on medium high-speed until stiff peaks form.

Pipe or spoon into parfait or martini glasses.  Alternatively, you can pipe it into mousse glasses like I did 🙂

Refrigerate until ready to use.

Ingredients for Whipped Cream:

1 c. heavy whipping cream

1/2 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine ingredients in a bowl.  Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.  Pipe on top of chocolate mousse.  Sprinkle with cocoa powder or chocolate curls.  Serve immediately.

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I served this with beef bourguignon (because apparently I had some sort of French theme going on).  My guests were very happy people and everyone left with very full tummies.

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And no one would ever know that it was lazy chocolate mousse 😉

XOXO Sara

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