The addition of air gives mousse its whipped texture and cloud-like resemblance. These chocolate mousse desserts take delicious to a whole new level and can satisfy your chocolate craving without weighing you down.
March 09, 2016
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Rich Chocolate Mousse
Rich Chocolate Mousse
Recipe A splash of coconut milk adds richness to silken tofu, the mousse's secret ingredient, while whipped egg whites give volume in place of heavy cream. Dates lend natural sweetness with notes of caramel and honey.
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Chocolate Mousse Recipe Sift some unsweetened cocoa over the top of each mousse in this creamy and decadent low-sugar dessert.
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This seriously easy and decadent mousse hides a smart secret: reduced-sodium soy sauce. Just 1/2 teaspoon elevates the rich dark chocolate flavor. Add crunch with cookies to contrast the mousse's silky texture. Heating store-bought shortbread in the oven opens up the flavors of the buttery cookies.
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Chocolate Mousse Recipe This dessert is a hidden source of soy protein due to the addition of tofu. Silken tofu blends smoothly, giving the mousse a luscious texture.
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Chocolate Tofu Mousse Recipe What's not to like about rich Chocolate Tofu Mousse? Pastry chef Francois Payard whips up a fabulous mousse with soy milk and silken tofu that's just as decadent as the traditional dessert.
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Chocolate Mousse in White and Dark Chocolate Shells
Silky Chocolate Mousse with Peanut Butter Crunch Recipe Any chocolate and peanut butter lover will adore this elegant dessert from pastry chef Rachel Lansang-Hidalgo of Manhattan's Aureole. Lansang-Hidalgo tops a rich milk-chocolate mousse with a roasted-peanut cream and addictively crunchy cornflakes mixed with peanut butter, milk chocolate and peanuts.
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German Chocolate Mousse
German Chocolate Mousse Recipe "I felt compelled to make a chocolate dessert option, too. It's a twist on a family favorite, like having German chocolate cake, but in a more decadent, satisfying, and rich form. Reserve some whole pecan halves for a pretty garnish." –SaBrina Bone, Test Kitchen Professional
Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Recipe This dessert's custard base will be thick, but whipped topping is folded in to give it the classic airy texture of a mousse. Because this dessert needs time to chill, it is a terrific make-ahead option.
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Almond-Mocha Mousse Recipe This mocha mousse combines some incredible chocolate and coffee flavors into a light and creamy dessert.