This is a quick recipe that tricks the eyes and the palate in to thinking it's authentic chocolate mousse made with cream and eggs.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

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  • Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.

  • Fold melted chocolate into the mascarpone cheese mixture.

  • Refrigerate until set, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

319.1 calories; 4.6 g protein; 7 g carbohydrates; 80.2 mg cholesterol; 34.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This is super yummy! I made with Ghirardelli 60% dark choco chips to keep it as low-carb as possible (used 40 chips). I also did not use the heavy cream. I used Rodelle gourmet vanilla. My thinking was to make a choco-type bread spread like Nutella to abate my morning sweet tooth but this is worthy of eating by the spoonful. I put the mixture back into the 8 ounce cheese container and 1/16 of the container is 6.5 carbs. For those not counting carbs this is still a wonderful tasting treat. Try it you won't be disappointed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/26/2015
Made recipe as given. Bland. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This is super yummy! I made with Ghirardelli 60% dark choco chips to keep it as low-carb as possible (used 40 chips). I also did not use the heavy cream. I used Rodelle gourmet vanilla. My thinking was to make a choco-type bread spread like Nutella to abate my morning sweet tooth but this is worthy of eating by the spoonful. I put the mixture back into the 8 ounce cheese container and 1/16 of the container is 6.5 carbs. For those not counting carbs this is still a wonderful tasting treat. Try it you won't be disappointed. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
Replaced the chocolate chips with unsweetened cocoa powder to make it low carb and low sugar and it turned out fantastic. Didn't end up needing to refrigerate it very long without the melted chocolate. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2013
This was a really easy and very tasty "mousse". I used it to fill mini sugar cookie cups for a Memorial Day dessert I took to a cookout. I piped it into the cups and it held it's shape very well. Thanks for a quick and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
I added Hazelnut liqueur to this along with half of a dark chocolate candy bar and some cocoa. It is rather thick but still very good. I can see using this as a layer between cakes on top of layered desserts etc. Imagine this would also be wonderful with some prepared coffee and coffee liqueur. The possibilities are endless in terms of diversity. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2013
This recipe is great as a filler for chocolate cupcakes. Just tube in into the center. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2013
So good. My doctor just put me on an egg-free diet. So I was very happy to find this recipe. I used it as a mousse pie filling and topped it with freshly whipped cream. My hubby loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2015
This is a gem of a breezy-easy dessert recipe! I didn't bother to get out the double boiler just melted the chocolate chips in the microwave on low. It turned out great. Now I am tempted to try the same mousse idea with butterscotch or peanut butter flavored chips instead of chocolate Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2013
Outstanding! For a low-carb diet this is a HEAVENLY treat! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2014
So good!! And very easy to make! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/26/2015
Made recipe as given. Bland. Read More