Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate Mousse

This recipe makes me a chocolate lover!!!


1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon cold water
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Hershey's cocoa (the powdered stuff for baking)
1 cup (1/2 pint) cold whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional garnish: chocolate shells, whipped cream, chocolate shavings, fresh fruit (raspberry, strawberry)


In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly.

In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and cocoa; add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally until mixture is stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended. Spoon mixture into serving dishes.

Refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving. Garnish if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover desserts. Makes 2 cups.

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