Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dark Chocolate Mousse

For some reason, I recently purchased A LOT of cocoa powder… I usually have my handy-dandy grocery list, but then I end up with double that amount of groceries in my cart! And one of those things may have been cocoa powder… well, I guess I’ll just have to make a whole bunch of chocolate yummies! (maybe it was my unconscious mind telling me to get all that chocolate…)
In hopes to find ways to use this extra amount of cocoa powder crowding my pantry, I sifted through the packaging recipes.  I usually am not sure on what to think of recipes that come on the outside of food packages. “Are the recipes any good? Is this recipe just a way for me to buy this product??” I guess you can call me a pessimist in these situations, but I tend to read between the lines (of food packages) every now and then. J  I saw this recipe on the outside of my Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa by Hershey's and gave it a go, mainly because I wanted something quick and I had all the ingredients in hand. This mousse turned out DELISH! It was very rich, but smooth and velvety. Hope you enjoy it!

Dark Chocolate Mousse

·         1 envelope unflavored gelatin
·         ¼ cup cold water
·         1/3 cup boiling water
·         1 cup sugar
·         2/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa
·         2 cup (1 pint) cold whipping cream
·         1 tsp. vanilla extract

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly. Beat whipping cream and vanilla on medium speed of mixer; add combination of sugar and cocoa while scraping the bottom of bowl occasionally until mixture is stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Garnish as desired. Store covered in refrigerator.

8 servings.
Source: Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa packaging.

1 comment:

  1. This would be delicious with some animal crackers. What an easy and tempting chocolate treat.