Thursday, June 30, 2011

20--- Chocolate Merlot Mousse

It was our 3rd anniversary on Tuesday. Three fantastic years (if you ask my husband he will say that we have been married "forever", but in a loving way). We went to Jackson, Wyoming last weekend to celebrate. There is a fantastic ice cream shop there called Moos. If you ever go there you must have ice cream. It is all natural, all organic, and perfect. I had Pistachio the first day and Cinnamon the second (yes I had ice cream for lunch two days in a row-- don't judge). My hubby had a Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon ice cream that was TO DIE FOR. I wanted to re-create it. But I do not have an ice cream maker and my husband LOVES chocolate mousse. So I created this.

It is extremely chocolaty with a taste of red wine. And it should only be eaten with the one(s) you love. Or you will eat the entire batch.

Chocolate Merlot MousseServes 3

2 bars dark chocolate (3 oz total)
2 eggs, separated
1/3 cup whipping cream, very cold
1/4 cup merlot (or other red wine of your choice)
2 tsp sugar

Place a medium mixing bowl and mixer beaters into the freezer. Place water in a double boiler and bring to a low simmer. Place the chocolate into the top pan and leave to melt.

With a hand mixer, whip the egg yolks with the sugar till it becomes light and creamy. Add the melted chocolate and wine.

Put the cream in the bowl that came out of the freezer and whip until it becomes stiff. Add the cream to the chocolate mixture and combine with a spatula until evenly combined.

Using clean beaters, whip the egg whites until they become stiff and form peaks. Fold egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

Spoon mixture into 3 serving glasses and put in the fridge overnight. Serve topped with whipped cream.


  1. this looks wonderful! and it seems so easy to put together! I think I'll have this tonight! thank u!

  2. Happy anniversary! looks like a great treat!

  3. Great combo, wine and chocolate! This sounds great!