Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

I discovered this recipe today and was very surprised.  If you want a quick and easy, VERY chocolatey dessert.  Here is your answer.

Making this is a matter of technique instead of a ton of ingredients and time.  So, here it goes:

3/4 cup of water
8 oz Bittersweet chocolate
whipped cream for topping
ice and water for ice bath

You will also need:
Large bowl and smaller bowl that will fit inside with a little space (for making an ice bath)
whisk or electric beater with whisk attachment
spatula and/or spoon

Yeah, I know.  That's it.

Put ice and water into large bowl and fill about 1/2 to 3/4 with water.

Pour the 3/4 cup of water into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling.  Break up chocolate into water and whisk until you have a smooth sauce.

Pour sauce into smaller bowl and set it into the ice bath.  Immediately start to beat the chocolate with the electric beater (recommended) or whisk.  As the chocolate cools it will incorporate air into the chocolate and begin to thicken and stiffen.  Immediately remove from bowl so it does not begin to harden.

Spoon into ramekins and top with whipped cream and enjoy!

P.S. if the process isn't working, you can always put it back in the saucepan and start over, thicken it or thin it or just to smooth it out if it starts to get lumpy.  The leftovers can be put in the refrigerator and heated up later to do it again.  I'm sure it will make a great sauce as well.


  1. Yeah, but where do you get the chocolate antlers??? :-)

    1. I can never get them to stay on. Maybe staples...

  2. Ii call your Mousse and raise you two dark chocolate raspberry/brandy truffles with raspberry chipotle sea salt.

    That looks yummy. You have the best foodie instincts.

    1. Oh, wow. Yeah, that sounds incredible and like it has a lot more than two ingredients. Thanks, Brigid, but I don't know how much instinct I have to have to melt and eat chocolate. :)

  3. Creative and easy. I have a zillion dishes I want to make from all the bloggers. Thank goodness I don't have time to try them all or my girlish figure would be a little less girlish:)

    1. I hear ya, Agirl. Brigid's place alone could blow me up like a balloon and the scary part is I'm sure they are all phenomenal so I would have to eat it all.

  4. i enjoyed Old NFO's and Brigid's comments almost as much as i enjoyed the recipe. thanks for sharing buddy. jambaloney is a chocolate fiend and now i have a new bribe - woohoo!

    your friend,