The long search for a perfect chocolatey dessert, that also makes you feel super fancy, has come to an end. I searched Pinterest for hours, my fingers nearly fell off after all that scrolling. I dreamt of the perfect recipe, thinking after every meal, I could be eating decadent, fluffy, pudding-like chocolate mousse right now. But I wasn’t. Until now.
That’s right, after obsessing over it for days, I finally have a recipe! And it’s easy! The only catch- it has to chill overnight. Well, at the very least, 3 hours. Trust me, I searched and searched for a recipe that did not have to chill, but all that was in vain. Let’s take a moment now to mourn.
Better? Me too. Now, you are probably thinking “Enough already! Show me the recipe!”
And just because I’m nice, I’ll give it to you.
~Recipe adapted from this one~
2 medium eggs
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (a medium carton)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Method of Preparation:
Beat eggs and sugar together for 3 minutes. Be sure the volume has at least doubled.
Warm 1 cup of the cream in a sauce pan, stirring often.
Pour into the egg mixture slowly, with your mixer on low. Pour back into sauce pan and heat for 5 minutes, constantly stirring. It should get thicker as the eggs cook. Don’t let it boil!
Turn heat to low and stir in chocolate until melted. Cover and chill for at least three hours, preferably overnight.
When ready, beat remaining cream into a thick whipped cream.
Stir in the egg-chocolate mixture from the fridge, and whip until desired consistancy, about 3 minutes on medium-high.
Pipe or scoop into cute cups and serve cold!
Keeps airtight in fridge for ~3 days
It will get less stiff as time goes on, but whipping it back to shape works like a charm!
Add some chia seeds as a topping for a healthy crunch, or mix in and let soak for the night to get a chia-chocolate-mousse-pudding-thing-of-awesomeness!