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Chocolate Mousse with a Berry on Top!

Chocolate Mousse with a Berry on Top!

Jessica Merchant | Dessert, Chocolate, Seasonal | American

This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chocolate Mousse recipe combines two iconic desserts into one decadent treat. Harry & David Chocolate Covered Strawberries make a gorgeous topping, making this dessert perfect for sharing with the one you love.

Chocolate covered strawberries are one of our favorite things. They are so super delicious and one of life's best pleasures. This chocolate mousse is not only inspired by a chocolate covered strawberry, it's topped with one! The mousse is silky and smooth but also rich and creamy. It's topped with a strawberry powder, which is made from crushed freeze dried strawberries and is one of the best ways to use fruit flavors! The best part on top though comes from the huge, delicious Harry & David Chocolate Covered Strawberry. It's absolutely mouthwatering!

Chocolate Mousse with a Berry on Top!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 2 hours | Total Time: 2 hours |
Vegetarian
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale yellow and smooth about 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan until warm.
  3. With the mixer on medium speed, slowly drizzle in half of the warm cream and beat with the yolks until combined.
  4. Transfer that mixture to the rest of the cream in the saucepan and stir for 5 minutes, until thickened.
  5. Turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours, stirring often.
  6. After 2 hours, beat the cold heavy cream on medium-high speed until soft peaks form and you have whipped cream.
  7. Fold the chocolate into the whipped cream until you have a smooth chocolate mousse. Spoon it into 4 bowls.
  8. Crush the freeze dried strawberries in a food processor or in a ziplock bag until they are in powder form.
  9. Place them in a sifter and gently sift the strawberry powder over the chocolate mousse.
  10. Top with a chocolate covered strawberry and serve!
Makes: 4 chocolate mousse
Serves: 4 servings