Monday, July 18, 2011

Dessert Recipe: Dark Chocolate Cherry Mousse Shots

Recently, I received a beautiful French rustic tray made from scratch by my dear friend Pei Li's Miniatures. Whilst I'm a little lost for words at the moment..I'm so in love with my new rustic tray right now that I want to picture all my treats whenever possible with it. Let me say this and this is a shout out to you Pei Li my dear friend..GREAT JOB, BEAUTIFUL and THANKS so much!!

While I know we both have "discussed", and that's a secret ;), I just couldn't wait and must use the tray this instant. Since my mom is having some of our family friends over, I decided to make my quick cheat, and a crowd favourite. It's my Dark Chocolate Cherry Mousse Shots. Now this mousse does not require you to whip egg whites etc. If you're in need of a quick fix or planning a love session..LOLs, try out this recipe.

CAUTION: Pretty sinful I might say ;p!!

yields 12 shot glasses

For dark chocolate mousse

1 1/2 cup whipping cream
4 tbsps powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-dark bittersweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 tbsps milk
12 dark cherries

To prepare chocolate mousse:

1. Melt chocolate chips and milk for about 1 minute in a microwave on medium heat. Do check on the chocolate and stir it once a while to prevent it from burning.

2. With a whisk attachment on the stand mixer, whisk whipping cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar until stiff peaks. Set some aside for garnishing the top of chocolate mousse later.

3. Scoop a tablespoon of plain whipped cream into cooled melted chocolate, and mix them gently together. Using a spatula, fold in the remainder melted chocolate into the whipped cream until well combined. With 2 teaspoons, spoon chocolate mousse into each shot glass until 3/4 cups full.

4. Top chocolate mousse with plain whipped cream and garnished with dark cherry. You can always coat cherry with melted chocolate and set it in the fridge to help chocolate harden, then place it on top of mousse.

5. Transfer mousse back into fridge and chill for another 2 hours or so before serving.




  1. Dear sweet Joanna,

    I'm so thrilled to know you love the rustic tray. I love how you display your cherry mousse desserts. So yummy!! Awesome!

    Pei Li

  2. Sweet Pei Li: I LOVE it to bits. A lovely new addition to my props.. Glad you liked how I displayed my goodies on your tray. There will be more to come. Can't wait to see what else you will come up with. Hugs.. Jo

  3. Pei Li is like super awesome right?!
    You are too with the perfect coupling of choc and cherry. Definitely my sexy repertoire for hmmm... Hahahaha.

  4. Hey Pierre.. I coudln't agree more ;). Am glad you stumbled upon her via my posts. Aww.. so kind of you to think I'm awesome too [blushing] or is it just meant for Pei Li?!? ;p [kidding].. oOO.. I wonder when will you be using this recipe.. LOLs.. xx

  5. Stunning! And I love the individual servings~

  6. Hi Lizzy! So happy that you stopped by. Thanks so much.. I think it's my friend's tray that made my mousse stand out. Lol.. Huggsss.. Jo

  7. Chocolate and cherry always get my vote and I love the presentation here. Just the right amount of dessert in these little shot glasses!

  8. That tray is amazing. I'd be displaying everything in it as well. And this dessert is just jaw dropping. Cannot wait to try this one out.

  9. This looks delicious! I love the small portions--give me a big bowl of this and I wouldn't be able to stop...

  10. Yum! I love desserts served in an unusual way...nicely done!

  11. Tina: I think I can have chocolate with any berries. I'm seriously a chocoberr-a-holic..LOLs..They are just right.. not too much and still leaves a sense of satisfaction. xx

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  13. Kim Bee: Thanks, I make sure to let my friend know how amazing her tray is. It's like my new toy right now. So much FUN!!

    HeatherSmoke: Choco mousse is seriously addictive. Hahaha.. Thanks for stopping by, am visiting you in a while too.

    Ann: Thanks so much.

    Happy cooking and baking ladies!

    Cheers, Jo

  14. I love everything from the tray to those cute little spoons and the yummy mousse!


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