Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chocolate Mousse- A sweet temptation..


Christmas is around the corner and everybody is busy baking cakes and goodies to the near and dear ones. I thought of making this easy dessert which I was longing to make. This is a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers and is a very simple dessert that you can make in advance and keep chilled.


We can have this dessert just like that or with any ice cream. We can also make chocolate mousse cakes out of these. But this is the basic chocolate mousse recipe. In this recipe, instead of using gelatin, we can also use eggs or agar agar (china grass). But as I have posted in my earlier posts I don’t like too much of eggy smell in my desserts. So I used gelatin. It is said that, mousse is derived from a french word, which means “lather” or “foam”. The texture of this mousse is creamy, thick and very chocolaty which is loved and preferred by kids and elders alike.


Now this has become a must have dessert in my family. You can also add almonds or any preferred nuts for some nutty flavour in the mousse or serve with any fresh fruits like strawberries, kiwis and so on.
Ingredients:
  1. Cocoa powder- ¼ cup
  2. Sugar- ½ cup
  3. Gelatin- 1tsp
  4. Cold water- 1tbsp
  5. Hot boiling water- 2tbsp
  6. Vanilla Essence- 1tsp
  7. Whipping Cream- 1cup
Method:
  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water let it rest for 1minute. In this add the boiling water and stir well till the gelatin gets dissolved. Keep it aside.
  2. Take whipping cream in a bowl along with cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well till everything blends well.
  3. In this add gelatin mixture and beat well.
  4. Transfer the mousse into desired bowls and chill it overnight to set. Decorate as deserved and serve this along with vanilla ice cream, or you can enjoy this as it is.


Sending this to Christmas Delicacy and to Winter Carnival events.




25 comments:

  1. Yumm and colourful.Perfectly droolworthy.Luv it.

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  2. I can almost sense the texture of the mousse thru the picture..Yum yum..Bookmarked ! :)

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  3. Absolutely divine,just drooling here.

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  4. Mousse looks simply delicious and heavenly. Marvelous photography.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Yummilicious pudding.. Lovely decorations , perfect for Christmas!!
    You can link this to my event dear..

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  6. this looks so tempting! i could gobble up the entire thing..

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  7. What a wonderful dessert, looks divine!

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  8. Nicely presented and looks yummy!


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  9. delicious recipe... dessert looks fabulous..

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  10. Chocolate mousse looks so very tempting.Perfect for parties.

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  11. This looks so creamy and delicious! :)

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  12. Silky .. and divine looking choco mousse.

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  13. love your excellent cliks zareena....toooooooooo tempting..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. now that's delicious! would love to add to some chocolate cake and make a mousse cake :)

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  15. Thank you so much for all the nice notes:)

    Hey Nags, I was thinking the same, to do with the mousse...:)

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  16. Great treat for chocoholics like me :) Lovely garnish with the strawberry Zari!

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  17. Delectable dessert.I'm glad to discover and follow your space. Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  18. This mousse looks simply delicious and tempting.
    Great Photos

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  19. Delicious looking dessert you have it here, girl!
    Eggless and neatly decorated with the sliced berries! Love it!

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  20. looks tempting :) nice space first time here!

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