17 June 2011

Chocolate Mousse


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.

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