Homemade Chocolate Mousse

You'll need just four simple ingredients to make this recipe: Mascarpone cream cheese, a high-quality bar of baking chocolate (dark chocolate is so good!), heavy whipping cream, and a pinch of salt

To begin, bring mascarpone from refrigerator and set onto counter so it can warm to room temperature.

Make a double boiler over a stove top burner, and add chopped dark chocolate and heavy whipping cream to it.

Once water is gently boiling in the pot, whisk the chocolate and heavy cream every minute or so until it’s smooth and all pieces of chocolate have melted into the mixture.

This process should take about 3-4 minutes.

After, remove the bowl of chocolate from heat and let it cool in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Then, using an electric mixer, place room temperature mascarpone cheese and cooled melted chocolate into a bowl.

Add salt and mix on low speed for a minute. Whip again for 30 seconds and then swipe your spatula around your bowl a few times to fully incorporate everything.

Divide mascarpone into separate small cups, jars, glasses – whatever you plan to use for serving them.

If desired, top mousse cups with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, fresh berries, or a dusting of espresso powder! The possibilities and ways you can dress up this recipe are endless.

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