A dreamy chocolate mousse that’s perfect for any special occasion!
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
2 egg yolks, whisked
1 cup heavy cream, divided
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream chocolate shavings, berries and/or mint to garnish, optional
Place the chocolate, corn syrup and butter in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and 1/4 cup of the heavy cream. Carefully add 1/2 cup of the chocolate mixture into the yolks while whisking until combined.
While whisking, pour the yolk mixture back into the saucepan and cook, while whisking, until the mixture reaches 160 degrees. Let cool to room temperature.
Beat the 3/4 cup of cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
Fold 1/2 cup o the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture to lighten, then add the rest of the cream and fold gently until incorporated.
Divide among serving dishes. Will make four 1/3 cup servings.
Adapted from Southern Living