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.
- Cocoa powder- ¼ cup
- Sugar- ½ cup
- Gelatin- 1tsp
- Cold water- 1tbsp
- Hot boiling water- 2tbsp
- Vanilla Essence- 1tsp
- Whipping Cream- 1cup
- 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.
- Take whipping cream in a bowl along with cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well till everything blends well.
- In this add gelatin mixture and beat well.
- 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.