The Chew: Mother’s Day Chocolate Mousse Recipe By Carla Hall

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The Chew: Chocolate Mousse For Mother’s Day

Why buy your mom a totally impersonal box of chocolates when you could make something of your own to give to her. Check out this Chocolate Mousse Recipe!

The Chew: Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Ingredients

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The Chew: Mother's Day Chocolate Mousse Recipe By Carla Hall

Carla Hall showed a few viewers how to make the perfect chocolate mousse.

  • 4 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Strong Coffee or Espresso
  • 2 Large Eggs (separated)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 6 tablespoons Granulated Sugar (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Liqueur
  • Toasted Sliced Almonds (to garnish)
  • Chocolate Shavings for garnish
  • Whipped Cream for garnish

The Chew: Chocolate Mousse Recipe Directions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, butter, and espresso.
  2. Mix in the egg yolks, and then the almond liqueur.
  3. If you don’t like liqueur, you can leave it out! Extract can be a good substitute. 
  4. Cover, and set aside.
  5. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, whip the egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.
  6. For a more light and airy mousse, carefully fold in the egg whites, instead of stirring them in.
  7. To fold in, start in the middle, make a quarter turn, and fold the whites in.
  8. Gradually add two tablespoons of sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form, yet the whites are still glossy and not dry.
  9. Set aside.
  10. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream, remaining sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
  11. Mix a few spoonfuls of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture.
  12. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined.
  13. Fold in half of the whipped cream.
  14. Serve with the remaining whipped cream and toasted almonds and chocolate shavings for garnish.
  15. To make chocolate shavings, warm the chocolate on the side of a pan to make it easier to shave.
  16. If you want it chilled, make it a day ahead and chilled in the fridge!

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