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The secret to this rich, creamy mousse is dark flavored chocolate, such as Green & Black’s Espresso.
Place chocolate, 1/4 cup cream, 1/2 cup water and cocoa powder in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, let stand 3 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Transfer to large bowl.
Beat egg whites 2 minutes, or until peaks form. Add 1/4 cup sugar, and beat until stiff. Fold 1/4 of egg mixture into chocolate. Fold in remaining egg whites.
Beat remaining 3/4 cup of cream and 1/4 cup of sugar until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into mousse, and ladle into 8 individual cups or a 1 1/2 qt. container. Chill 2 hours, or store in refrigerator up to 2 days.
- Calories 277
- Carbohydrate Content 22 g
- Cholesterol Content 41 mg
- Fat Content 21 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 5 g
- Saturated Fat Content 12 g
- Sodium Content 54 mg
- Sugar Content 17 g