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La Mousse Au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse)

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“I was shown this recipe in Jr. High French Class. The teacher thought it would be fun and educational to learn a recipe from France and she was right. It's a wonderful dessert that incorporates Orange Juice and Coffee into the mixture. Check it out....”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso (brewed)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks (keep egg whites)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Chill all mixing bowls and utensils before making the mousse to help it set up.
  2. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips, butter, espresso, and orange juice in a double broiler and melt on low heat; stirring constantly until melted. Set chocolate mixture in fridge to cool.
  3. Blend eggs and egg yolks with sugar at medium speed for approx 2 minutes or until thickened. Add to chocolate mixture.
  4. Whip together whipping cream and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold into the chocolate mixture and blend for 2-3 minutes. Return to fridge.
  5. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  6. Pour chocolate mixture into a chilled large bowl and fold in beaten egg whites. Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

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