Raspberry Chocolate Mousse
Do you love chocolate with hints of fruit? You will love our Raspberry Chocolate Mousse recipe, which you should make ASAP! My family has been loving this recipe and they can’t get enough of it, I’ve already received requests to make it again and again and again, which is always a great sign 🙂 I must say that I decided to create this recipe when Max, my brother, and I went to pick up dessert after enjoying a wonderful Mexican dinner. I love the dessert that this local restaurant offers and I only go here maybe twice a year when I don’t have the energy to make dessert at home. Although the dessert at this restaurant is good, it is ridiculously overpriced and they give you the smallest slices of cake, believe me they are tiny slices… well I decided that I had enough of being overcharged for desserts that I can make at home for a lower amount of money and with better ingredients. So, I thought about the only dessert that I like at this restaurant, it’s a chocolate cake with a raspberry chocolate mousse, hence the invention of my newest recipe, Raspberry Chocolate Mousse. I have no idea how this restaurant makes their mousse, but I put my thinking cap on, went on a whim on how I wanted to make it, and can you believe that it came out beyond amazing?!? Up close picture of our delicious Raspberry Chocolate Mousse below.
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, need I say more?
There are only five ingredients in this amazing dessert, there are some steps that you will need to follow, but they aren’t very difficult and between prepping a cook time, you just need to take forty minutes out of your day to make a Raspberry Chocolate Mousse that everyone will love, and if anyone you make this dessert for doesn’t love it, have them tested 😉
I ended up using organic frozen raspberries for my Raspberry flavor in the Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, I was contemplating getting fresh raspberries, but our local Whole Foods did not have a great deal on them and the frozen raspberries where just as fabulous. For the chocolate we used semisweet chocolate in mini chip form as opposed to buying larger pieces, which would have to add to our prep to cut them into smaller pieces, less prep makes me a very happy girl. We hope that you love and enjoy our Raspberry Chocolate Mousse as much as we do! We served it with our delicious chocolate cake, yum.
- 6 ounces raspberries (we used frozen, but you can use fresh)
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 5 1/4 ounces of semisweet chocolate (we used mini chips by enjoy life)
- 14 ounces of cold heavy cream
- 3 large egg whites
- Place the chocolate in a large bowl and set it over a pot of water set at a low simmer making sure that the water does not touch the bowl (double boiler effect). Stir your chocolate until it is melted. Once melted, turn off the heat, remove the bowl from the top of the simmering water, and let it stand/cool at room temperature.
- As the chocolate cools, place the raspberries in a saucepan with one tablespoon of sugar set on medium heat. Stir the sauce as needed and once the raspberries burst, turn off the heat and place the sauce through a colander making sure that there is a bowl to catch the liquid.
- Transfer the liquid into the chocolate, mixing until well combined. Move to bowl to the side and let it cool.
- In a separate large bowl, beat your cream until it forms soft peaks.
- In another large mixing bowl, whip the egg whites into soft peaks. Once soft peaks are formed, gradually add the sugar and continue whipping until firm.
- Fold in the chocolate raspberry mixture into the egg whites using a whisk. When the whites are almost completely incorporated, fold in the whipped cream. Cover the mousse and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.