Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The best dessert I've ever had...

seriously. I'm not going to ruin this with words. Words just don't do this dessert justice. All I can say is that it's been 3 days since I made this, and I am still dreaming about it.

Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Ice Cream and Raspberries

Chocolate Mousse
recipe from French Women Don't Get Fat

4 oz dark chocolate
1 tbsp sugar
3 egg yolks*
5 egg whites*

*You need to use free-range, pastured eggs for this recipe.

1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set on top of a pan of simmering water on medium heat.

2. Remove the chocolate from the heat and add the sugar. Stir well and let the chocolate sit for 5 minutes to cool. Add the egg yolks, one at a time.

3. Beat the egg whites until stiff, glossy peaks are formed. Gently fold the whites into the chocolate mixture until well blended.

4. Pour the mousse into a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. (I'll be honest, I could only wait an hour and it turned out just fine)

For those taking this to the next level...

Let your vanilla ice cream (The best I've found is Trader Joe's brand) sit on the counter for 10 minutes, until it's just starting to soften. Fill each bowl with a scoop of ice cream. Drop a heaping (or two) spoonfuls of mousse on top. Add raspberries.


  1. are you kidding me? that looks FANTASTIC. can't wait until we are eating egg yolks and dairy again!!


  2. Found you via Food Renegade and I'm so glad I did. I cannot WAIT to try this (it's going to be made tomorrow, probably right after breakfast!) Thanks!

  3. I wish I could come over for dessert!

  4. oh...no words...too busy salivating...