I rarely make chocolate mousse. I love it, but I don't know, it always just seems like kind of a pain -- and you have to wait for it to chill. Ugh, I hate waiting for desserts to chill. I want them now.
So, when I discovered this amazing chocolate mousse recipe that not only is instant (we're talking under five minutes here), but only calls for two -- yes, two -- ingredients, I jumped at the chance. And let me tell you, it certainly isn't called "The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life" for nothing. It really is that good.
Instant Chocolate Mousse from Cafe Fernando
- 9.35 ounces bittersweet (70% cocoa solids) chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup water
- 4 tbsp sugar, optional
1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller one, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice). Set aside.
2. Put chocolate and water (also sugar and/or liquor if you’re using) in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand-held mixer) until thick. Watch the texture as you whip and make sure not to over-whip as it will make the mousse grainy. If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible at your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.
4. Divide into four serving cups and serve immediately.
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