National Chocolate Mousse Day | Eggless Chocolate Mousse – The Foodie Patootie

National Chocolate Mousse Day | Eggless Chocolate Mousse

I have chocolate again today. I feel like I make chocolate more often than anything else, and it’s the thing I enjoy least. But that’s okay- the whole point of this project is to bring you guys recipes for the food holidays. These holidays aren’t up to me, and also, who am I to argue? I’m the crazy person who doesn’t like chocolate.

So, this is for all of you who do. And for my mom, who is the biggest fan of chocolate I know. And for my best friend Jackie who helped me make this mousse, taste-tested it, and gave final approval for texture and the perfect, rich chocolate flavor. She also told me to use clear sprinkles, which is always appreciated. Now sprinkles I LOVE.

eggless chocolate mousse

This was my first foray into the world of mousse. I’ve never made it before, and didn’t really know where to begin. In consulting the ever-knowledgeable interwebs, I found a lot of chocolate mousse recipes that used egg whites, just whipped and folded into the chocolate creation. Well, that kind of stuff continues to freak me out now and again.

Just a couple of months ago, my friends and I got together for dinner at one of our places and we had a french silk pie for dessert. French Silk Pie incorporates uncooked egg whites, but I felt okay about it at that moment. With this Chocolate Mousse, I did not. What can I say? Thus begun the search for an eggless variety. And I found it!

Approved by one of the biggest chocolate fans you’ll ever find, this recipe will make any chocolate lover happy, happy, happy!

National Chocolate Mousse Day | Eggless Chocolate Mousse
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: The Foodie Patootie
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 stick soft unsalted butter
  • 4 oz good bittersweet chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat add the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. As the chocolate is cooling, whip the cream with the vanilla extract until thick, and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture.
  3. Pour into 2 ramekins, and chill until you want to eat.
Notes
Adapted from [url href=”http://www.nigella.com/” target=”_blank”]Nigella[/url]

Tomorrow: National Cordon Bleu Day

23 Responses to “National Chocolate Mousse Day | Eggless Chocolate Mousse”

  1. Christine — April 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    This looks amazing and very simple to make!! YUMM!

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

      Thanks, Christine! It IS simple. 🙂

  2. Paris — April 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I love chocolate too! This looks so good, I’ve pinned it.

    http://www.mybigfathappylife.com

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy. 🙂

  3. Lisa from Lisa's Life — April 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I wish I wasn’t dairy intolerant, I love chocolate everything! 🙂

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

      Aw, yeah, I wonder if there is anything you could make this with as a substitute.

  4. Ashley - Be Wonderfully You — April 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Oh this looks amazing! Seems super fast too! I will have to add this to my recipe book for times when I am having company and not a lot of time 🙂

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

      Hi, Ashley! You’re right- it doesn’t take any time at all. The longest part of this is just waiting for the chocolate to melt. 🙂

  5. KG — April 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious.
    I am re-pinning it.

    Keep it touched,
    KG
    http://www.kgstyleinc.com

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

      Thanks!

  6. Single Mother Ahoy — April 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Ermagerrrrdddddd this looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to try it!
    Found you from Ultimate Blog Challenge!

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

      Welcome! Thanks for the compliments. 🙂

  7. Krystal — April 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I really like those bright blue bowls. So pretty!

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

      They are Jackie’s! But they reminded me of the ones you want.

  8. Cece — April 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    This looks FANTASTIC! I’ll have to give this a try.

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

      Please do and let me know what you think!

  9. Running Betty — April 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I housed a french exchange student in Feb., and she brought her mom’s mousse recipe to make one night. We screwed it up. Twice. 🙁 The first time the chocolate burned in the pan. So quickly, even though we were watching it… be carefull!
    The 2nd time – her recipe called for 8 whipped egg whites, and they did not fold into the melted chocolate correctly. Something with the timing or temperature was off. We ate it anyway!
    P.S. you can make me chocolate recipes ANYTIME!

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

      Oh noooo, I hate when recipes don’t work out right. I’ve had my fair share of problem dishes too. It’s a total bummer. I will say that I find if you don’t have quality chocolate, it’ll burn faster and have this ugly look to it. Also, I’ve ruined many an egg white mixture. I’m not the best at making meringue. :-/

  10. Nichole C — April 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I’ll take two mousses’…kthanks

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

      Hahahaha, too bad we only had 2 mousses and Jackie took them both.

  11. Ashley - Be Wonderfully You — April 3, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I am so excited to try this. I have really enjoyed your blog, it is so lovely to look at and chalked full of great information. I put it on my blog roll!

  12. Mommy Pehpot — April 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    you know what, I just started making sweets and learning how to bake and being acquainted with flour, whipping and the likes and I don’t why but chocolate is not yet included on my to do list..but I do LOVE chocolates..

    your recipe sounds very simple, a little more push and I think I will give chocolate a try 🙂

    • Jennifer — April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

      I wish you would! It’s so easy, I PROMISE. Baking is not my speciality at all and in fact, I like cooking more than baking, but I just stepped up and did it and I’m getting better! 🙂

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