Mint Chocolate Mousse

Spoil your sweet tooth with this mousse - an incredibly rich and creamy French-style chocolate dessert with the refreshing taste of mint.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 10

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