Chocolate Mousse for Two

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air! Well, there’s a lot of things in the air in this boy run house, but there’s love, there is definitely love!! I’m excited that Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend this year, and a long weekend to boot! I’m looking forward to early morning snuggles with the boys and a little wine and chocolate with the hubs!

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand, and I’ve made this amazing chocolate mousse recipe in past years on Valentine’s Day. I was definitely excited to make it again to share with you before the big day this year! We’ll eat it any day of the year!

chocolate mousse Chocolate Mousse for Two

Ingredients

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbs water
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 Tbs sugar
Gay Lea Whipped Cream

Directions

In a small heavy pot, melt chocolate chips with water over low heat; stir until smooth. Take a spoonful of the chocolate mixture and stir into the beaten egg. Return the chocolate egg mixture to the pot and stir to blend. Cook and stir constantly for about 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool, stirring often.

In a mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add in sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold cooled chocolate mixture and mix until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

chocolate mousseOf course it tastes great like this, but you are definitely going to want to pull out all the stops and top it with Gay Lea Whipped Cream and any sprinkles to suite the occasion, I chose a sparkly red for Valentine’s Day. 

chocolate mousseGay Lea Whipped Cream comes in Regular, Light and even Coconut flavour. The regular and light are made with real cream and are nut-free and certified Kosher. The Gay Lea Coconut Whipped Cream is made from pure coconut cream, making it lactose free, dairy free, gluten free and cholesterol free. Visit Gaylea.com for recipes and inspiration. 

chocolate mousse

Chocolate Mousse for Two
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs water
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • Gay Lea Whipped Cream
Instructions
  1. In a small heavy pot, melt chocolate chips with water over low heat; stir until smooth. Take a spoonful of the chocolate mixture and stir into the beaten egg. Return the chocolate egg mixture to the pot and stir to blend. Cook and stir constantly for about 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool, stirring often.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add in sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold cooled chocolate mixture and mix until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Top with whipped cream

This recipe makes two perfect portions, if you are planning on having the kiddos join you for this amazing dessert, and hey, why not!, go ahead and double the recipe up. The dessert dishes I wanted to use are kind of large, so I made a double batch and all of it is used in the photos you see here. It’s a lot though for one, I only ate half of what is in that cup (one serving) and saved the rest for later.

chocolate mousse

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Comments

  1. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh wow those look so good, doesn’t take much to whip up either, bonus!! I will definitely be making this up!!

  2. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    yummy for the tummy

  3. Um… so it’s okay if I just want to make this for me… and me, right?

  4. I could really go for this right now. Whipped cream makes everything better, I have actually been in the habit lately of having it every night with berries.

  5. I have all the ingredients except for the ready whip, but I do have cool whip. I think I will make this tomorrow when my daughter is away.. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I can’t wait for tomorrow! I want to make this for sure for the Mister and me (after the small is asleep!!! YUUUUUM!

  7. kathy downey says:

    I will be making this up for me and hubby tomorrow,thanks

  8. You had me at chocolate, this looks so yummy; what a perfect dessert idea!

  9. Marilyn Legault says:

    looks so good, wish my husband would eat mousse

  10. My daughter was asking me what chocolate mousse was the other day. Your recipe looks very easy!

  11. That looks so easy to make, and looks good, too!

  12. Victoria Ess says:

    This is such a perfect dessert for two and so easy to make!

  13. We often make chocolate mousse at Christmas and will be making it again this year!

  14. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    A nice and easy dessert, though I’ll swap the semi-sweet for milk or white chocolate chips, and I’m not sorry to say that I’d have to eat both all on my own 🙂

  15. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    These look really yummy!! I have never made mousse from scratch I will have to try 🙂

  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My mum used to make something that looked similar, it was some sort of pudding that she mixed with whipped cream and decorated with whipped cream on top. If I was lucky there was a glace cherry on top 🙂

  17. Just seeing this on your page reminded me to make some mousse again. Now I’ve got a craving for it!

  18. This looks so tasty and easy to make – a great dessert treat.

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