Sweet Treats: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Irish Cream

Sophisticated and decadent, this fluffy Dark Chocolate Mousse with Irish Cream will make your guests swoon over dessert. Sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs™.

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Irish Cream by FamilySpice.com

My husband’s favorite holiday is around the corner. NOT! Valentine’s Day is hit or miss in our house. So are most “Hallmark Holidays.” But since the schools like to celebrate with sweets and Valentine’s, the kids like it. I don’t really mind as there’s an influx of chocolate in the house at this time of year!

Although we may not be celebrating with a decadent dinner or sumptuous dessert on Valentine’s Day, millions of others will be. And for you, I have this luscious sweet treat: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Irish Cream.

There is something classy and sophisticated about chocolate mousse. The name itself evokes images of champagne and tuxedos. Well, it does for me! Don’t be too intimidated by this dessert. Melting chocolate and whipping your own whip cream and the most complicated steps involved.

The texture of chocolate mousse can range from light and fluffy to rich and dense. This recipe is more on the light and fluffy side.

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Irish Cream by FamilySpice.com

I combined two of my favorite vices, chocolate and Irish cream for this recipe. Last year I made some chocolate egg nog that tasted better than the Bailey’s Irish Cream you find in the supermarket. And this chocolate mousse totally reminds me of that egg nog!

Light and airy fluffs of whipped chocolate. Perfect for you and your sweethearts!

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Bailey's Irish Cream

This light and fluffy chocolate mousse has a deep, intense chocolate flavor and a hint of Bailey's Irish Cream. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz chocolate chips, dark
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 TBS butter, unsalted
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In the top of a double boiler, combine and stir over low heat:
    • 8 oz chocolate chips, dark
    • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
    • 2 TBS butter, unsalted
  2. Stir continuously until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Remove the top pot of the double boiler from heat and let cool 'til room temperature. Whisk in until incorporated:
    • 2 egg yolks
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer or a stand mixer whisk until stiff peaks are formed:
    • 2 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  5. Gently fold one-third of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Continue adding and folding whipped cream with the chocolate mixture until fully incorporated.
  6. Divide among serving dishes and chill for 4 hours until ready to serve.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: Serve with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and/or fresh berries.

Cooking Tips: Also great with Kahlúa liqueur. To make this mousse without alcohol, exchange the 1/4 cup of Bailey's Irish Cream for an additional 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream.

Use a high quality chocolate for this decadent dessert.

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Yield: Serves 8

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Disclosure: As I am part of the Darling Dozen, I did receive a stipend from Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs™ to develop a recipe using their pasteurized eggs. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.

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16 Responses to Sweet Treats: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Irish Cream

  1. Love that little heart-shaped strawberry…I wish I could find some of those eggs!

    • Liz, San Diego Albertsons and Sprouts carry Safest Choice Eggs now. I can now find them regularly.

  2. Holly W at #

    YUM! Speaking of Valentine’s after dragging my husband everywhere I want to go for Valentine’s this year I’m going with him where he has been wanting me to go…the range.

    • I have yet to go to the shooting range with Reza. But he did read this post today and then ask me out to lunch. When I showed up he said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” LOL!

  3. Cuteness!
    Love the jars,
    heart-shaped strawberry,
    swirly straw!

  4. Stephanie Weaver, The Recipe Renovator at #

    Gorgeous as always! I also find those eggs at Sprouts now. Yum… might have to make this for the Hubs.

    • I never thought the day would come when you could eat chocolate mousse, Steph! I hope you do get to enjoy some!

  5. Laura, this is just gorgeous… really, really gorgeous!

  6. These are absolutely gorgeous! The strawberry heart was the perfect touch!!!

  7. This looks absolutely amazing, and gorgeous photos! Love the heart shaped strawberry on top 🙂 Can’t wait to make!!!

  8. Valentine’s Day is a miss at our place but he would really like your dark chocolate mousse. So would I! Maybe I should make this as a treat but not tell him it’s for Valentine’s Day. 🙂

  9. I love a good mousse especially one with Irish Cream! xo Stumbled.

    • Thank you, Paula! I think everything tastes better with a little Irish Cream!

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