Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DESSERT: Amazing, easy, dark-chocolate, agave-sweetened mousse

I've attempted a chocolate mousse before , but this is a better alternative for those of us who don't have the time or patience to monitor buttermilk on the stove. 

Servings: 4-5

  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 8 ounces of dark chocolate (try the bittersweet pound plus Trader Joe's bar)
  • 3 tablespoons of agave
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs, seperated
  • 3 tablespoons of vanilla (or coffee)
  • Melt the chocolate in a medium sized bowl - I recommend a double boiler setup (place the chocolate in a bowl in a pan full of water over medium heat)
  • Beat the egg yolks and mix in the salt and the vanilla
  • Vigorously whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form
  • Wait until the chocolate visibly starts to melt - pour the milk into the chocolate - whisk vigorously 
  • Pour the agave into the chocolate and whisk
  • Mix in egg yolks one at a time into the melted chocolate concoction - whisk
  • Take the chocolate bowl off of the stove
  • Mix in the egg whites slowly - whisk
  • Set the mixture aside to cool
  • After about 5-10 minutes, place the bowl into the fridge for 30-45 minutes
  • Garnish with strawberries, whipped cream, or a sprig of mint
  • Serve and enjoy!

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