I haven’t made this in years but I really have no idea why. It’s so easy and so good. The recipe is a page from an old book by Sandra Boynton. I got the book from one of those book club deals 25+ years ago and this page is almost all that remains.
Made with semi-sweet chocolate and without added sugar, it’s not very sweet. It’d be easy to add a little sugar to the cream or use sweet chocolate. Your call.
- Chocolate, semisweet or your choice, 10 ounces
- Whipping Cream, 3 cups
- Almond Extract, 1 teaspoon
- Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoonUnwrap 9 ounces of chocolate and carefully melt them in the microwave. Use about 50% power and heat for 30 seconds at time, stirring in between. It’ll be warm but won’t be completely melted.
Stir the chocolate until it’s completely melted and let it cool.
While the chocolate is cooling, whip the cream until it starts to thicken. Add the vanilla and almond extracts then continue beating until it’s very stiff.
Gradually mix the chocolate into the cream.
Beat until it’s well-blended and thick.
Spoon the mousse into six serving glasses or bowls. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the last square of chocolate.
Garnish with the shaved chocolate.
Refrigerate for an hour or more before serving. Enjoy!