Hi there. Meet this Bailey's Chocolate Mousse. It's decadent, it's rich and it absolutely hits the spot after dinner.
I couldn't believe how easy this was, and how quickly it came together. The husband went outside to swim with the boys, while I whipped this up and put in the fridge to set. After we got done swimming, and eating dinner - these were ready to be devoured. AFTER the boys were in bed, of course!
Ha, no really. We stashed these in the fridge because we didn't want to have to share with the boys. I mean, all that alcohol... and chocolate... and deliciousness...
BAILEY'S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
- 2 tsp unflavored gelatin
- 2 Tbsp cold water
- ¼ Cup boiling water
- ½ Cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder (for a more intense chocolate flavor, add 1 additional Tbsp.)
- 1½ Cup heavy cream, very cold
- ½ Cup Bailey's, very cold
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Before preparing mousse, prep bowl and beaters by placing in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill.
- Mix the gelatin into the cold water in small bowl and let sit about a minute, to soften/gel.
- Add boiling water then stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand to cool(it will resemble a thick paste)
- Combine the sugar and cocoa in small mixing bowl and add the heavy cream.
- Beat at medium speed until stiff peaks form.
- Pour in Bailey's, vanilla, and gelatin mixture, beating continuously at high speed until well-blended and soft peaks form.
- Spoon into serving dishes and place in refrigerator to chill for about an hour or until ready to serve.