As far as dessert goes, sometimes there’s nothing better than a rich and decadent dish that feels perfectly indulgent and really hits the spot. When that craving hits, we normally turn to traditional chocolate mousse to do the job, but when we discovered there was a way to make chocolate mousse in five minutes, we knew we had to try it out as soon as possible.
It’s absolutely insane and defies everything we know about chocolate, but combined with just one cup of water (and whatever add-ins you choose to use), you get a thicky and creamy mousse that is definitely the best we’ve ever tasted. Really.
2-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
- 10 oz. bittersweet chocolate (high quality; at least 70% cocoa), chopped
- 1 cup water
- sugar, to taste, optional
- fleur de sel, to taste, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- Grand Marnier or other flavored liqueur, optional
- Set up your workstation by setting a large mixing bowl on top of a bowl filled with ice water. The mixing bowl on top should touch the ice in the bottom bowl.
- Combine 1 cup water and chocolate (and sugar or liqueur, if using) in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Pour melted chocolate into the mixing bowl set over the ice bath, adding salt or cinnamon, if using, and use a wire whisk to whip it until it’s thick and fluffy. 3-5 minutes. (It’s better to mix by hand so you have more control over texture and consistency.)
Note: be careful not to over mix, as the chocolate will become grainy. If it does turn grainy, return mixture to saucepan and heat until melted again, then return to mixing bowl and whip again until thick.
- Transfer mousse to serving bowls and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Cafe Fernando