Enjoy this EASY Chocolate Mousse recipe from Glorious Layered Desserts cookbook! Delicious for any holiday or dinner party, this fabulous recipe serves 8-9. Garnish with whipped cream and fresh raspberries!

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Have you heard of Glorious Treats? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, enjoy this Chocolate Mousse Recipe!

I was a lucky girl (one of the perks of being a blogger and knowing friends all over the States) in meeting up with Glory and her mom and friend last summer in Ashland (Oregon) for lunch, and learning more about her book, Glorious Layered Desserts.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

I’ve learned so much from my own mom when it comes to entertaining. Mom entertained beautifully, not perfectly. There’s a big difference. Beautiful as in, she set a pretty table, she actually used what was in her china hutch, but I do remember a few mishaps here and there. Three things mom taught me have always stuck in my head:

4 things Mom taught me:

1. Just be real. Be your true self and let your entertaining style shine through. Love people with what you’ve been given and do it the best that you know how.

2. Put doubt behind you. Put any judgment or comparing yourself to others aside. Don’t spend energy worrying about what others think, but love and embrace those in your home.

3. Entertain beautifully, not perfectly. When imperfect things happen, learn to smile, be humble, and find the beauty in the moment. Focus on the positive–for example, look at these amazing people who have come to your home to share a meal with you! People over perfect.

4. Don’t apologize. Just move on if something doesn’t turn out perfectly. Show a more authentic side of yourself by not focusing on yourself.

That last point is such a KEY to entertaining! Mom never apologized to her guests. She really mastered the art of hospitality by not focusing on herself.

We can learn from our mistakes and move on to create amazing memories around the table!

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse recipe.

I’d choose her real chocolate mousse recipe, which is so easy to make! Which, by the way, in Glory’s book, she shows easy ways to combine and layer delicious ingredients creativity into cute glass jars or dishes. Some other favorites are Nutella & Banana Trifle, Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, and Coconut Cream Pudding.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Use good chocolate.

I love this quick version, which, by the way, is the perfect dessert for a Valentine’s Day party if you’re hosting this year!

I used a premier chocolate from French Broad Chocolates, in Asheville, NC. I think it made all the difference in rich chocolaty flavor!

Make it in advance, refrigerate and serve!

Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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Glorious Treats Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, or half and half plus 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, or 4 oz. semisweet and 2 oz. bittersweet for a darker chocolate flavor

Instructions

  • Beat eggs with an electric mixer on high about 3 minutes.  Gradually beat in sugar.
  • A little at a time, pour about 1/2 cup of the hot cream into the beaten eggs, stirring constantly. Then add the warm egg/cream mixture to the saucepan. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (do not boil).
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate.  Stir until chocolate is melted.  Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • When chocolate mixture has chilled, beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in a chilled bowl with an electric mixer.  Beat on high until stiff.  Fold chocolate mixture into whipping cream, just until combined.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 4 hours.
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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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