White Chocolate Mousse

Mousse is one of my favorite dessert items to order in restaurants, but I have never taken the time to make it at home. Today I finally had a day off since I’m finally DONE with surgery!! I decided to make a special dessert to go with our nice dinner, since this was sort of a celebration for us.
This is yet another recipe for which my KitchenAid mixer really comes in handy. I cut the recipe in half since it is just the two of us, but the original recipe is below. My only change was to use only 1 tbsp. of orange liqueur and 2 tbsp. of water.
White Chocolate Mousse
Ingredients:
8 oz. white chocolate chips
4 tbsp. orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
2 tbsp. water
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
2 egg whites

Directions:
In a double boiler over hot water, melt the chocolate with the liqueur and water; stir gently to blend. Cool until chocolate mixture no longer feels warm to the touch. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat cream until soft peaks form; fold cream into chocolate mixture. In large bowl with clean mixer, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. With rubber spatula, fold egg whites into chocolate mixture. Divide mousse among 6 dessert bowls or glasses. Chill at least 1 hour.

Tips:
Garnish mousse with fresh blueberries and raspberries, canned mandarin orange sections, or fresh strawberries.

Instead of orange liqueur, use 4 tbsp. raspberry, mint, or coffee liqueur, or 4 tbsp. water and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

Source: Ghirardelli

7 Responses

  1. Looks wonderful!

  2. looks absolutely decadent!

  3. I am a huge white chocolate fan. I’ll definitely be trying your mousse!!!!

  4. This looks wonderful. Congratulations on being done with the surgery rotation.

  5. I can’t wait to try this one since Wing can’t eat regular chocolate! He’s going to be so happy. Thanks!

  6. We tried it and loved it! We put blueberries on top and it balanced out the sweetness of the dessert very well. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this

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