Milk Chocolate Mousse, by request

Guess I forgot something earlier today....

How to make the chocolate mousse cups. It isn't much different than making the white chocolate ones, just doubled.

Milk Chocolate Mousse Cups
makes 15-18

2 cups whipping cream
14 oz chopped milk chocolate (Or use mint chocolate. Or dark chocolate.)
extra chocolate for topping

Melt the milk chocolate in a heat proof bowl with a splash of the cream, in the microwave on low, stirring every 20 seconds until almost melted. Stir until all the chocolate is melted and smooth. Allow to cool while the cream is whipped.

Whip the remaining cream to stiff peaks, being careful not to over whip. Fold the slightly cooled chocolate into the cream, trying not to deflate the cream.

Spoon into cups, filling about half way. Chill for at least 4 hours, or over night.

Before serving, shave some extra chocolate on top of each cup. If you do this too early, the shavings will just melt into the mousse and make a mess.

For a more grown up version, skip the plastic picnic cups, and add a splash of liquor to the melted chocolate, your choice, and serve in fancy wine glasses.

PS This post marks my 300th here at All Things Edible! I almost missed it myself!
Wow, 300 is a big number, one I couldn't have imagined getting to when I started this little blog.
Makes getting to 500 posts seem like a good goal for the future.


Anonymous said...

A really good idea, makes a lovely fluffy mousse, but have you tried making it almost like a panacotta? half and half of cream and milk heated in a saucepan and then slowly melt chopped chocolate through, add leaf gelatine(soaked for 3mins in cold water of course). then poured into small plastic cups. if you lightly oil the containers it makes it easier to get out, but the high density of chocolate creates a thin chocolate top, which becomes a base when you flip it out!

Megan said...

Oh you're good. So simple and yet so classy. My husband loves chocolate mousse, so I'll try this with semi sweet chocolate. Milk is too sweet, and bittersweet is too, well, bitter.

Camille said...

Congrats on your 300th post! Chocolate mousse is one of my favorites...full punch of chocolate, yet light.

Lore said...

Wow, congrats that is a BIG number! Let's celebrate with a cup of your delicious chocolate mousse, shall we? :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats sweets on your 300th post! Can you come over and make some mousse for me??!!