It’s chocolate time! This luscious chocolate mousse is one of my favorite ways to get my chocolate fix. It’s rich and creamy, and it doesn’t require an official chef’s hat. Big bonus in my world of quick-and-easy.

ChocolateMousse2Luscious Chocolate Mousse

1 pkg unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp cold water
¼ cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
½ cup cocoa
2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream
½ tsp vanilla
Additional cream, whipped, for garnish (optional)

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; stir and let stand one minute to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved (mixture must be clear).

Stir together sugar and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Add cream and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until stiff peaks form. Pour gelatin mixture over cream and fold in until well blended. Spoon into individual serving dishes and chill for about half an hour.

YIELD: 6 servings

Images: “Luscious Chocolate Mousse” © 2016 Boyd R. Lythgoe
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