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Mint Chocolate Mousse

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 2 hr 55 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 10 servings
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Spoil your sweet tooth with this mousse - an incredibly rich and creamy French-style chocolate dessert with the refreshing taste of mint.

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups whipping cream
1/2
cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, torn
4
egg yolks
1/2
cup sugar
6
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
Fresh mint sprigs, if desired

Steps

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup of the whipping cream over medium heat just until hot; remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup mint leaves. Cover; let stand 30 minutes. Discard mint. Return cream to simmering over medium heat.
  • 2 In small bowl, beat egg yolks with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Slowly beat in sugar. Gradually stir half of the hot cream into egg yolk mixture, then stir back into hot cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (do not boil).
  • 3 Stir in chocolate until melted. Transfer to medium bowl; refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until chilled.
  • 4 In chilled large deep bowl, beat remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream. Spoon mousse into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with mint sprigs. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup of the whipping cream over medium heat just until hot; remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup mint leaves. Cover; let stand 30 minutes. Discard mint. Return cream to simmering over medium heat.
  • 2 In small bowl, beat egg yolks with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Slowly beat in sugar. Gradually stir half of the hot cream into egg yolk mixture, then stir back into hot cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (do not boil).
  • 3 Stir in chocolate until melted. Transfer to medium bowl; refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until chilled.
  • 4 In chilled large deep bowl, beat remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream. Spoon mousse into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with mint sprigs. Store covered in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
371
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
0%
Saturated Fat
19g
0%
Sodium
27mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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