Super Easy Chocolate Mocha Mousse

This is one you will want to make tonight for dessert - and it's easy enough that you'll wonder where this recipe has been.

Literally, I scrounged around the camper looking for chocolate this time. I've made this with Hershey's bars, bulk milk chocolate from the health food store and this time, with Dove dark chocolates that I found at  the back of the cabinet (don't worry, they were still good).

1 pkg chocolates or 2-3 full size chocolate bars
1 - 2 tsp instant coffee OR 2 Tbl strong coffee, optional
2 Tbl water
2 egg yolks
1 c. half and half
8 oz. Cool Whip or whipping cream
1 graham cracker pie shell

Unwrap 1 package of Dove chocolates and put them in a bowl over a pot with about 1 cup water on a simmer (this is my homemade double boiler system).

Stir the chocolates consistently.

While the chocolates are melting, mix 1 teaspoon instant coffee with 2 tablespoons water OR 2 tablespoons strong coffee. If you don't want the mocha flavor, skip this all together.
I had some leftover Taster's Choice samples, so this worked well for me

Separate 2 eggs yolks, discard whites or use for another purpose (like yummy meringues). Once all the chocolates are melted and smooth, now is the time to add the egg yolks. Stir immediately and constantly for 1 minute and don't forget to scrape the sides of the bowl. The eggs will cook into the chocolate if you keep your arm moving swiftly. Don't do this step and you'll end up with scrambled eggs in your chocolate.

Next, pour in the coffee. It will start to thicken pretty quickly. Remove from heat.

Add your 1 cup of half and half, stir until color is smooth.

Lastly, add in 1 - 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip. OK, this is one option - you can also grab some whipping cream and make up 8 ounces of the fresh stuff. No judgment here - I wanted easy this time. Stir until color is smooth again.

From here you have a couple choices. You can simply pour it all into a pre-made graham cracker pie crust, pour it into individual serving bowls or, as my guys are always wanting to do, eat it all directly from the bowl.

From start to finish this recipe will take you about 15-20 minutes - the first time. It gets easier the more you make it.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10/15/2011

    This was so easy. Loved it. Keep them coming!!