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Chocolate Mousse & Dark Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie


Chocolate Mousse, It has to be one of the easiest and most satisfying deserts around. What’s your favourite chocolate mousse recipe, and how do you like to serve it? I like to serve mine in a pie crust. What’s not to like about a rich  chocolate mousse topped with a semi sweet whipped topping, or a topping with a hint of mint that just cuts through the rich chocolate velvety mousse 


A mousse (French for chocolate foam) is a prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques. A mousse may be sweet or savory. Dessert mousse are typically made with whipped egg whites or whipped cream, and generally flavored with chocolate or puréed fruit.


The two versions I have here are both adapted from Hershey’s


Chocolate Mousse Pie

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
2 cups (1 pt.)cold whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 package packaged graham cracker crumb crust (6 or 9 oz.)
Refrigerated whipped light cream in pressurized can or frozen whipped topping, thawed


Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly.

Mix sugar and cocoa in large bowl; add whipping cream and vanilla.


Beat on medium speed, scraping bottom of bowl often, until mixture is stiff.


Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended.


Spoon into crust.


Refrigerate about 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolates.


Store covered in refrigerator. 6 to 8 servings.


Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie




1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon cold water
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp Hersey’s cocoa powder
1 cup (1/2 pt.)cold whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 baked 8-inch or 9-inch pie crust, cooled

Mint Cream Topping recipe bellow 


Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small cup; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

Stir together sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl;


add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of mixer until stiff, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally.


Add gelatin mixture; beat just until well blended.


Pour into prepared pie crust.

Mint cream topping; spread over filling. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Mint Cream Topping


1 cup cold whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
several drops green food color

Beat in a medium bowl until stiff. About 2 cups topping.







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Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

6 responses »

  1. Clarissa I am trying to watch a movie but I left my laptop open and this picture has been staring at me for an hour. I am salivating I want it so bad!


  2. I want to let you know that I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.


  3. I like chocolate pies and this sounds scrumptious! I enjoy without the mint, though… smiles!



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