Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Easy Valentine's Day Light Mousse

Love is in the air, everywhere (especially in retail establishments).  Tomorrow is Valentine's Day.

Love is big business.  But today I want to feature a simple recipe - it doesn't matter if you have a partner, a friend, a spouse, or a child, that you want to show some love to.  This is a simple dessert and not too heavy.  It would make a nice parent and older child project, too, if you use something other than the bourbon or rum.

Valentine's Day Easy and Light Mousse. (Sorry, metric folks, I did not convert).

Note, this does have eggs in it.

Take three eggs - we use free range eggs from the local farmer's market - and separate them.  Reserve the yolks for another use.  Put the whites in a clean bowl.

Mix a scant 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup bourbon or rum. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.  Let cool.

In the meantime, melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in microwave.  They will still look whole, but they are melted.  Stir them.  Then, combine with the liquid well.  If desired add 1 tbsp of "Just Great Stuff" (powered peanut butter).

Beat your three egg whites, with 1/8 tsp cream of tarter, until stiff peaks form.

Then, gently fold in the chocolate mixture.

Divide into two (or four) dessert glasses, chill until nice and firm (perhaps two-three hours), and serve.

Yes, I know.  I am using raw egg whites!  Well, if this bothers you (one reason why I am using farm fresh eggs from a small farmholder), you can use  pasteurized egg whites  But it won't turn out as good, in my opinion.

Do you have a favorite dessert for Valentines Day?


  1. It looks delicious - how can anything with chocolate not be yum? Happy Valentine's day to you.

  2. Mmmm, chocolate. Looks good. (Although I won't be trying this. I don't have any booze, and buying some just for a recipe won't be happening.)

    As I pretty much ignore Valentine's Day (if I'm not making snarky remarks about it), I don't have a favorite dessert.

  3. Looks wonderful. Have a happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Looks delicious and if I can figure out what is cream of tarter, I will make this. So not this Valentine for sure ;)


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