Raspberry Mousse with a decadent chocolate drizzle is the perfect way to end any meal. Try this light and luscious dessert for Valentine’s Day or date night!
Hi Love Grows Wild readers! It’s Amber, from Dessert Now Dinner Later, and I am back to visit you all! I am super excited to share today’s recipe! It’s one of those super simple desserts that is classy and delicious, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up. Even you fellas can make this for your lady and make her feel like you went all out. Or, let’s be real, you ladies can plan your Valentine’s night and include this lovely dessert for the man in your life.
This raspberry mousse has only 6 ingredients, plus the chocolate drizzle. The texture is light and airy so it just melts in your mouth. It’s the perfect dessert to have after a heavy meal because it won’t weigh you down. Plus, there is just something about fruit and chocolate that is sexy, and this velvety mousse can seduce me any day!
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 3 Tbsp cold water
- 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- ½ cup sugar (or more if you have especially tart berries)
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ Tbsp shortening (to thin the chocolate)
- In a small bowl, mix gelatin with 3 Tbsp cold water. Let stand to dissolve & solidify.
- Combine raspberries and sugar in a medium saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves and mixture is warm, about 5 minutes. Optional: Gently mash the berries with a potato masher, but keep the texture slightly chunky. Stir in gelatin until it melts/dissolves. Pour mixture into a bowl to cool and set aside.
- Combine heavy cream and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, whip cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold in raspberry mixture. Spoon mousse into 6 dessert goblets. Lightly cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or up to 2 days in advance.
- Before serving, melt chocolate with the shortening in a small bowl using short bursts in the microwave. Pour melted chocolate into a zip-top bag and cut off the corner. Zig-zag the chocolate over the top of the set mousse. Garnish with a couple of fresh or frozen raspberries.
- Recipe lightly altered from My Recipes
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