Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries

Don’t know what to serve for dessert at your summer get-togethers? How about a classic chocolate mousse? Take advantage of the berry season and add a bit of zest with fresh raspberries. This sophisticated, creamy dessert is always a crowd pleaser and is the perfect ending to light summer fare.

Yields 8 Servings
chocolate mousse with raspberries

Ingredients

  • 6 oz (170 g) bittersweet or dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 35% Cream
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) fresh raspberries
  • chocolate shavings or curls

Preparation

Finely chop chocolate and place in a large heat-proof bowl; add sugar.

Reserve 1/3 cup/75 mL cream. In a saucepan heat remainder of cream just until it reaches a boil; pour over chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted and thoroughly blended. Whisk in vanilla.

Place plastic wrap directly on top of mixture and refrigerate at least four hours.

Whip mixture until stiff peaks form. Spoon half into 8 dessert dishes.

Reserve 1/4 cup/50 mL raspberries. Layer remainder of raspberries and mousse.

Whip reserved cream and spoon on top of mousse.

Garnish with reserved raspberries and chocolate curls.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 356 Calories
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 17 g
Fat: 31 g
Fibre: 2.6 g
Sodium: 25 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 5 % / 55 mg
Vitamin A: 25 %
Magnesium: 19 %
Iron: 11 %
Phosphorus: 9 %