Creamy White Chocolate Mousse

By / Food / January 18th, 2012 / 1

Recipe courtesy of Strewn Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The notes on this recipe are as follows:

Here’s a change from dark chocolate — a soft, creamy white chocolate mousse that melts in your mouth. Decorate with dark chocolate cut-outs or serve with fresh berries when in season. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water, making sure the bowl is not touching the water.

This recipe won’t exactly make it into anyone’s dieter’s hall of fame, but your taste buds (and maybe even your soul) will thank you for it!

Creamy White Chocolate Mousse

Makes 5 to 6 servings

8 oz white chocolate
3 egg yolks
2 Tbsp icewine
3/4 cup whipping cream (35%)
2 egg whites
2 tsp sugar

1. Place 1 to 2 inches of water in a medium saucepan, and heat until it simmers.

2. Coarsely chop white chocolate and place in stainless steel bowl. Place bowl in top of saucepan with simmering water. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted (about 3 minutes).

3. In small bowl, combine egg yolks and icewine. Beat with a hand mixer until well mixed (about 2 minutes).

4. Remove melted chocolate from heat and blend in beaten egg yolks. Mix well. Set aside to cool.

5. In a medium bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine egg whites and sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Fold beaten egg whites into cooled chocolate mixture. Fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture.

6. Spoon into parfait or martini glasses. Chill at least two hours or until ready to serve.

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