Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

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A wonderful light (if slightly alcoholic) mousse that will be sure to end your dinner on the perfect note!

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 26 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream

  • 3 ½ tablespoons Irish cream liqueur

  • 8 ounces chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer set on medium speed until pale, creamy, and starting to thicken, about 5 minutes.

  2. With clean beaters, whip the cream in a non-plastic bowl on medium speed until fluffy and the cream forms stiff peaks. Use a rubber spatula or wire whisk to fold 1/3 of the yolk mixture into the whipped cream. Gently run the spatula through the center of the bowl, then around the sides of the bowl, repeating until fully incorporated. Add the remaining yolk mixture and then the Irish cream liqueur, folding just until incorporated.

  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate very gently on low power just until melted; stir to dissolve any lumps.

  4. Very gently fold the chocolate into the Irish cream mixture as before, keeping as much fluffy volume as possible. With clean beaters, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed in a non-plastic bowl to stiff peaks; gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until evenly incorporated.

  5. Spoon the mousse into individual dessert cups or glasses, and chill for 4 to 6 hours.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

486 Calories
31g Fat
46g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 240mg 80%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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