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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

chocolate espresso mousse

hello, friends!

today i am bringing you dessert from our
if you haven't already,
make sure you check out the entree:

this dessert...
yum, yum, yum.
it's so simple, too!
i promise... easy peasy.

if you didn't want to make the chocolate cups,
you could serve them in small bowls
or even shot glasses.
would be adorable!

chocolate espresso mousse


3 T brewed coffee
3 T instant espresso coffee powder
1 C whipping cream
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, broken up
3 T superfine sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1. in a small saucepan, combine the brewed coffee & instant espresso powder. stir in the cream. place over medium high heat until the cream is hot.

2. add the chocolate & sugar & stir until chocolate is melted. stir in the vanilla.

3. pour into a bowl & chill for 3 hours, or until firm.

for the chocolate cups, watch this video:
seriously?!
how could i not have thought of that!?
i'm addicted to all of these how-to chocolate videos.
:)

for the chocolate hearts,
i used the left over tempered chocolate
from the cups,
transferred it to a squeeze bottle,
& freehanded some hearts.

just make sure you do all of this chocolate work on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so you can refrigerate it & pull them off easily.

DO NOT:
pour the hot mousse into the chocolate cups.
you'll melt them, silly!
wait for the mousse to cool & transfer it to the cups.


now, go get your chocolate on!

until next time,
dowlings, out!

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for

It's a Keeper

5 comments:

  1. This looks SO delectable! And the hearts are adorable! :)

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  2. Hi Kristin! I am here for the first time via Schue Love!That looks so yummy! We must be on the same page because I posted a chocolate treat today, too! Great blog!

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  3. I love the desert! I must try it out!!!!

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  4. Hi! I found you on It's a Keeper's blog hop and am now following your blog.
    This chocolate bowl is beautiful. I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. You are so talented! LOVE your chocolate cup, and LOVE your chocolate hearts! So fancy! You impress me ;)

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