Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Picnic Party–Best Chocolate Mousse EVER!!!

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I love hanging out with friends and today I get to share one of my favourite treats and hang out with some of the best people I know in the blogosphere.

Hani from Hanielas and Beth from Hungry Happenings are hosting a wonderful way for all of us to get together.  A Summer Picnic Party!  Grab your red gingham blanket, your wicker basket and your favourite beverage and join us in the park!

When Hani asked me to take part, I was like, but of course.  Who doesn’t like a picnic!

Now what to bring???? I know … The Best Chocolate Mousse EVER!!!

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I know, that’s a bold statement but I stand firm and will challenge anyone.  I don’t make it very often as I would eat the entire bowl.  Normally I serve it in ramekins but that’s not very travel worthy, so I choose the new in thing.  Mason jars! Also because the new “retro” blue jars and fabulous.

So here we go, it’s so easy:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy/whipping cream
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate ( I like darker more than milk, but that’s up to you.  It’s also not as sweet)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  1. Place the chocolate in the bowl of a double boiler and let melt.  Put aside.
  2. Whip the whipping cream until nicely whipped.  Be careful it’ll turn to butter pretty fast if you use your high setting.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites on high until they become a soft peak.  Slowly add the sugar and beat until the eggs become stiff but not dry.
  4. Fold in 1/4 of the whipped cream into the chocolate.  Add the whipped eggs and once they are incorporated fold in the remaining whip cream.
  5. Pour into the mason jars or ramekins and put into fridge for at least a couple hours.
  6. Pop the tops and enjoy!

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So I use my Kitchenaid mixer for the whipping cream and use my hand blender for the egg whites.  That way they are complete at about the same time.  From start to finish (into the fridge) is about 20 minutes.

I kid you not, this is the best chocolate mousse EVER.  I had to hide it from my husband and kids so I could let it set up and then take pictures.  I made a small ramekin for Rob because I’m just that nice Smile.  The spoonful in the pictures immediately went into the mouth of Abby with constant requests for more, but I felt at 9am it was a bit early for chocolate mousse.  I also had to give a scoop to Rowan too!

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I hope you enjoyed your visit and now you need to head around the picnic block!  Lots to see and do and drool over.

 

Have a great Summer Picnic Day!


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11 comments:

  1. I love desserts in jars! Chocolate mousse? Even better!

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  2. What a great way to serve a delectable dessert at a picnic. Thanks for sharing with us at our picnic party.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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  3. Oh yes, I'd love some chocolate mousse!!!! It really is one of my all time favorites :)

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  4. What a dangerously delicious picnic dessert, and I NEED some of the blue mason jars too!

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  5. I am SO going to make this chocolate mousse - no challenge needed - it really looks and sounds delicious!

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  6. I love chocolate, fruit..cheese mousse, any mousse in fact, airy, delicate and hm hm soo good! It is the perfect ending to a party. Loving the blue jars!

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  7. Anything chocolate is a must in my dessert craving and chocolate mousse is one of my favorites.The blue jars are super cute!

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  8. This sounds SO SO SO good! I cannot wait to try it! I am so glad you shared it!

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  9. Did you know I am a chocolate mousse addict? Enabler.....

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  10. I LOVE chocolate mousse! cannot wait to try this!

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