1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp butter cut into pieces
2 tsp instant coffee (if you like the coffee taste)
1 tbsp hot water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
Microwave semi-sweet chips and butter in a medium bowl on High for 1 minute. Stir. Not all of the chips will be completely melted. If you need to you can continue to microwave at 10 to 15 second intervals until all chips are melted.
**If you are doing the coffee option: Dissolve the instant coffee in the 1 tbsp water and stir into the chocolate.
***If you aren't using the coffee you can go on to the next step.
Stir in the vanilla extract and then let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Whip cream in a mixer bowl on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into the chocolate mixture. Spoon into tall glasses or leave in bowl. Refrigerate until set.
Makes 2 servings.