Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Mousse

Valentine's day is shortly upon us and whether you celebrate a romantic relationship or a familial one, the meaning behind it remains the same. It's about showing those that you love your affection for them.

I'll be honest, Valentine's day hasn't been my favorite holiday for a while now. I can't even count on ten fingers how many times this holiday has come around and I remain single each time. As cliche and cheesy as it may seem, I wouldn't mind receiving flowers or candy.

Just because I don't get these things, doesn't mean I don't enjoy looking at all the pretty hearts and candy displays at the stores. Red, pink and white go perfect together, in my opinion. Flowers look pretty just about any time and any where.

Whether your celebrating as a single person or as a couple, this Valentine's day mousse recipe I have for you is the perfect little treat to indulge in on this day.






What I love about this mousse is that it's sweet and satisfying without feeling too heavy on your stomach.

I don't know about you but after I've eaten a box of chocolates, I always end up feeling stuffed and sickly. This mousse is so light and fluffy that you can barely tell you've just indulged in a sweet treat.

It's the perfect after dinner treat!





This mousse is pretty easy to make, but there are two parts to it. You can top it with anything you want but I added whipped cream.

If you make this for Valentine's Day, please come back and tell me how it went! I would love to know!

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Valentine's Day Red Velvet Mousse


Recipe Type: Dessert

Recipe from Mccormick


Ingredients


  • [For Red Velvet Mousse]

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided

  • 1 tablespoon Red Food Color

  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • [For Cheesecake Filling]

  • 1 (8 oz) package 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3/4 c. heavy whipping cream, whipped



Instructions



  1. [For Red Velvet Mousse]

  2. Microwave chocolate in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 minute; stir.

  3. Microwave additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring until chocolate is smooth and melted.

  4. Add 1/4 cup cream; stir until smooth.

  5. Stir in food color and vanilla.

  6. Let stand 10 minutes to cool slightly.

  7. Beat 2 cups cream and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form.

  8. Gently stir in 1/2 of the chocolate mixture with spatula until well blended.

  9. Gently stir in remaining chocolate mixture.

  10. Spoon into dessert dishes.

  11. Cover.

  12. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  13. [For Cheesecake Filling]

  14. Beat cream cheese,confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

  15. Fold whipped cream into mixture.

  16. To prepare cup, start with bottom layer of red velvet mousse. Then add layer of cheesecake filling. Keep repeating these two steps until you reach the top of the dessert cup. Add any topping you want, I chose whipped cream. Enjoy!






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