Chocolate Mocha Mousse

Chocolate Mocha Mousse

I am always driving my kids crazy with the fact that I do not have a sweet tooth but I do have a bacon tooth. So for this father’s day I decided I was going to make them a decadent dessert. Yes, I still do the cooking on father’s day. I love to cook so for me, being in the kitchen is fun and making something amazing for my family is the best gift of all. So instead of gummy worms thrown into some vanilla Greek yogurt I am going to give them Chocolate Mocha Mousse.

Now I know what you are thinking. Well…probably not. I don’t know what the better half is thinking 99% of the time but that does not stop me from trying.

Wife: Sweetie would you take…

Me: a nap?

Wife: No the trash out like I have asked 100 times already today.

But honestly, this dessert is very simple and easy to make. The wife, the boy, the girl and the other boy will think you spent hours in the kitchen when in fact you spent about 30 minutes and the rest of those hours slaving away was spent drinking a beer and watching the US Open. Longest part of this recipe is melting the chocolate using a double boiler method. To use the double boiler method is to find a pot and fill with a 1/4 inch of water and bring to a boil. Add the chocolate to a mixing bowl and place over the boiling water.  Melt the chocolate slowly stirring constantly until melted. So lets get started.

Chocolate Mocha Mousse

Coffee Chocolate Mousse

Coffee Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate using the double boiler method described above. Once melted set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer beat cream, powdered sugar, coffee and nutmeg on high until firm peaks form.
  3. Whisk 1/2 of the whipped cream mixture into the melted chocolate.
  4. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate.
  5. Divide mousse among individual ramekins and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  6. Top with whipped cream.
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The whole family loved this mousse and they wanted even more. I told them I will try to make it again but it takes such a long time that this dessert is really meant for special occasions.  Sometimes it is OK to lie to your kids. I mean come on…the Easter bunny, a Tooth Fairy and Bigfoot. We parents do it all the time. Anyways I had the best father’s day. I got to make my family an amazing dessert and watch them enjoy it with a smile on their face. That is the best father’s day gift I could ever receive. Thanks for stopping by Life44…Live, laugh, love & learn.

 

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