(Just) Chocolate Mousse

mousse done

You know how some days, you just have a craving for dessert– something rich, something decadent, something better than the stale graham crackers you have in the back of your pantry– but there’s NOTHING in the house? I was having one of those days recently– my husband had eaten the last of the ice cream, I had used up my bag of frozenĀ cake scraps in a recipe, and I hadn’t gotten around to buying any Thin Mints to stash in the freezer yet– so I turned to my archive of recipes I’d bookmarked but never tried. And there it was. Simple. Elegant. I can’t believe it took me so long to makeĀ it, but as god is my witness, it is never sinking into obscurity again.

One-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse. And (no surprise here), the one ingredient is chocolate. Because water doesn’t really count as an ingredient, of course. It couldn’t be simpler. It took me less than 10 minutes to make (and eat), and there was no tedious waiting for the finished product to chill and set in the fridge. Melt. Whip. Eat. That’s it. It’s like instant chocolate pudding on steroids. Continue reading