White Chocolate Mousse

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 7 ounces white chocolate, chopped into very small pieces
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, plus 1 cup
  • 12 fresh blackberries, for garnish
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish, optional
Directions

In a large glass bowl, place the chopped white chocolate and set aside.

Add the egg yolks and sugar to a small bowl and whisk until pale in color.

In a saucepan, over low heat, bring 1/4 cup of the cream to a simmer, and slowly add the cream into the yolk and sugar mixture to temper. Pour the creamy mixture back into pan and stir with a wooden spoon until it coats the back of it.

Pour hot mix into a fine mesh sieve placed directly over bowl with the chopped chocolate. Stir until completely smooth.

In another bowl, whip remaining 1 cup of the cream to almost stiff peaks. Fold half the whipped cream into the white chocolate mix to lighten and then fold in the remaining whipped cream.

Spoon the white chocolate mousse into 4 serving cups and refrigerate until set, approximately 1 hour.

Garnish each serving with 3 blackberries and a sprig of mint, if using.


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This was a huge hit. Absolutely perfect white chocolate mousse. Not difficult to make. just a lot of dishes for what you get out of it. For those who might be a little intimidated by the directions I would recommend having all the ingredients measured out and lined up. I found myself constantly re-reading the instructions as I went along. After reading the remarks about the chocolate not melting, I decided to have a pan of simmering water nearby. when it was time to add the egg mixture to the white chocolate I shut the simmering water off and set the bowl of chocolate over it. This warmed the bowl just enough to help in the melting process. Don't believe the remarks about this being too sweet. It isn't. Be sure to use a GOOD quality white chocolate. I'm not big on sweet desserts either. For myself I would make dark chocolate mousse. But the person I made this for does like sweets, and loves white chocolate. For white chocolate lovers this will not be too sweet. Hope this helps. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut the sugar in half. This would make a great pie filling. Love the combination with the blackberries. Better served 10 min after removed from fridge as the consistency is more mousse-like item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this yummy goodness. Rich, sweet, satisfying. It is heaven for white chocolate lovers!!! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very rich and delicious! I did have one problem...the white chocolate was smooth until I added the cold whipped cream and then it separated and left lumps of white chocolate but I loved it anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was decadent! I tried both Claire's original recipe and the suggested recipe for the chocolate mousse from one of her readers (thank you so much for the share and love love love both! Mind you, I'm not a baker and this made me look like an expert : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is SOOO good! My husband said it was one of the best desserts I've ever made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the phrase " TO DIE FOR" describes the taste/flavor beautifully, loved it: item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was SO delicious! I didn't have a strainer so I just dumped it in and it worked fine but I'd use one next time. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Basic, simple, decadent & oh sooo good! You can top with any kind of fresh fruit garnish for a perfect dessert! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was easy to make but the white chocolate didn't melt easily. I had to put it in the micowave for 15 seconds. Love the tart/sweet combo with the blackberries. I also put sliced fresh strawberries on the mousse. I will agree with it being very sweet but the berries helped calm the sweet down. Next time I'm going to use 4 blocks of the white chocolate instead of 6. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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