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Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

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By Jaclyn Fishman

I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Well, it’s really more of a full-on, out of control, send all desserts in the tri-county area directly to my house type of sweet tooth, but that’s besides the point!

I’m in culinary school, studying baking and pastry, so it comes with the territory, I suppose. As much as I love baking elaborate desserts and frosting impossibly tall layer cakes, that’s all way too much work in the summer.

Summertime calls for plenty of ice cream, popsicles, and other tempting treats that take as little time to prepare as possible. Why sweat in the kitchen when you could be relaxing by the pool with a delicious dessert in hand that took mere minutes to prepare?

 

This two ingredient chocolate mousse is a snap to make, and the results are nothing short of decadent. If you’re in the mood for a richly deep, intensely chocolatey dessert, look no further!

Oh, and did I mention that it’s vegan and gluten-free?

A small amount of this chocolate mousse goes a very, very long way. Since the only ingredients are high-quality dark chocolate (at least 70%) and water, the end result is a complex, nuanced treat that will satisfy your chocolate cravings in a very major way!

I’ve made this chocolate mousse many times, and experimented with different ?avors and variations. My favorite play on this mousse is to substitute strong espresso for the water in the recipe. I also add a small amount of coffee liqueur to really make this mousse sing.

There’s a lot of room for fexibility with this chocolate mousse, so you can have fun experimenting in the kitchen. You could infuse the water with mint leaves or culinary lavender, or add a pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper for a spicy kick!

This two ingredient chocolate mousse is simple to prepare, and it can be made several days in advance before serving. Letting the mousse sit in the fridge for a day or two before enjoying allows the flavors to meld together beautifully, and improves the texture even more.

So go ahead and give in to your sweet tooth with this simple, decadent two ingredient chocolate mousse!

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

The recipe below yields four servings, but I easily halved it, using 4.68 ounces of chocolate, 1/2 cup water, and an optional 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

•9.35 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into pieces (at least 70%, the higher the percentage the better!)

•1 cup water (you can use coffee, or a mix of ?avored liqueur with the water, just be sure to subtract the amount of liqueur you use from the total amount of liquid)

•4 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional, but recommended)

Directions

  • Combine the chocolate, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Set aside.
  • Place a large mixing bowl on top of a smaller one filled with ice and water (a water bath). Set aside.
  • Over medium heat, whisk the ingredients until melted and uniform.
  • Pour melted chocolate mixture into the large mixing bowl set atop the ice bath, and begin whisking continuously using a large whisk. If you have a balloon whisk, now is the time to use it!
  • Whisk the mousse until thickened, taking care not to over-mix. If you over mix, the mousse will take on a grainy consistency.
  • If your mousse gets grainy, transfer back to the saucepan and reheat the mousse until it is partially melted. Transfer mousse back to mixing bowl and whisk again until thickened.
  • When the mousse is thick, divide into small serving dishes or ramekins.
  • Cover the tops with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. If you can leave it for a day or two, it will be even more delicious!
Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, and a dusting of cocoa powder if you like.

The mousse will keep, stored in the fridge with plastic wrap over top for five days.

 

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