Dark Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time: | Cook Time: 10 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz chocolate (We like bittersweet, something in the 70% range)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 tbs sugar, divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Melt the chocolate. A double boiler or the microwave work well for this.

Whisk together yolks, 2 tbs sugar, and 3/4 cup cream in a medium sauce pan, then cook over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring regularly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Whisk melted chocolate and vanilla extract into the cream mixture. Transfer to a bowl and chill until cool.

Beat remaining cream and sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate mixture 1/3 at a time.

Spoon into serving dishes, cover, and chill at least 30 minutes, but up to 3 days.

Notes

Pour in a shot of espresso along with the melted chocolate to add some rich, coffee flavor.