Red's Chocolate Mousse
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Creamy and dreamy, this sumptuous dessert is the perfect ending to a romantic Valentine's evening.
1 bag of milk or dark chocolate, for melting
2 cups whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or other pure extract such as orange or almond)
Place milk or dark chocolate for melting in a heat-safe bowl. Heat one-cup whipping cream until hot but not boiling. Pour cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool to room temperature. Whip remaining cup of cream with sugar and vanilla or other extract until fluffy with soft peaks. Gently fold into cooled chocolate until well blended.
Pour into individual parfait glasses or cups and chill at least two hours, preferably overnight. Before serving, decorate each dessert cup with a dollop of whipped cream and one or two unwrapped milk or dark chocolate hearts.
Recipe makes two parfait glasses.
Yield: 2 servings