Keyword: Chocolate, Desserts, Foam Whipper Chocolate Mousse, Gluten-Free, Valentine's Day
Foam Whipper Chocolate Mousse
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutesminutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutesminutes
Yield: 4(4-ounce) servings
Lighter-than-air chocolate mousse made with just four ingredients and a whipped cream canister. Chocolate is often melted in a double-boiler rig, that is, a bowl suspended over boiling water so that steam alone heats the bottom of the pan. This isn't one of those times. Since a considerable amount of liquid has already been added to the chocolate to make this mousse, you can be a bit more aggressive, thermally speaking, and let the bowl touch the water. This recipe first appeared in EveryDayCook. Photo by Lynne Calamia
Create an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and water.
Add enough water to a 10-inch straight-sided saute pan to come 1 inch up the side. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Combine the chocolate, coffee, water, and sugar in a medium metal bowl and set in the simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is almost completely melted and the sugar is dissolved, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set the bowl in the ice bath. Whisk until the mixture reaches 60ºF and is the consistency of heavy cream, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the mixture into the cream whipper. Do not fill above the maximum fill line.
Charge the cream whipper with 1 charger. Shake vertically 16 to 20 times. Set aside for 1 minute. Invert and dispense into small bowls or martini glasses. Serve immediately.