What did we do before Pinterest? This is my “go to” resource when looking for new recipes. This dessert was heavenly!! The perfect combination of sweet and creamy. The chocolate and Bailey’s are a delight on the tongue. The mousse is so silky and decadent. What a great dessert that is satisfying – yet light enough that you don’t feel over full after dinner. It really was like eating a sweet, creamy, chocolate cloud!
This will serve six. There were only four of us at dinner, so I dished into four healthy servings. Now I wish I had made six so we would have had leftovers today!
2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp. cold water
¼ c. boiling water
½ c. sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1½ c. heavy cream, very cold
½ c. Baileys Irish Cream, very cold
1 tsp. vanilla
Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings for Garnish
Note: Before beginning, prep bowl and beaters by placing in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to chill.
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; stir and let stand 1 minute to soften.
Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand to cool.
Stir together sugar and cocoa in a large mixing bowl; add heavy cream.
Beat at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form; gradually pour in Baileys, vanilla, and gelatin mixture, beating continuously at high speed until well-blended and soft peaks form.
Let stand 5 minutes to thicken. Spoon into serving dishes and place in refrigerator to chill.
Chill 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Garnish with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings