With Valentine's Day just a few days away, desserts take on a very chocolatey tone. And I'm happy to share this simple, intensely rich chocolate mousse with you. Most mousse recipes that I seen are somehow very complicated and require quite a number of ingredients. This one calls for only two, semi sweet chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream, and can be ready is less than an hour.
4 oz semi sweet chocolate
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1. In a double boiler, add the chocolate and 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.
2. While the chocolate is melting, whisk the remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside
3. Place the bowl of warm, melted chocolate in an ice bath (a larger bowl with ice and cold water) and whisk until the chocolate thickens a bit and cools slightly. Remove from the ice bath, and gently fold in the whipped cream in two batches, reserving some for the topping. Pour the mousse into serving glasses, and chill for about half an hour before serving. Top with whipped cream to serve.