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™.
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.
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!
- 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
- In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate chips, Irish Cream and butter. Stir continuously over low heat until chocolate is melted.
- Remove the top pot of the double boiler from heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Whisk in egg yolks until incorporated.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer or a stand mixer whisk heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks are formed.
- 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.
- Divide among serving dishes and chill for 4 hours until ready to serve.
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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g