You want to make the easiest mint chocolate mousse recipe ever? Then look no further than this simple dessert.
This looks like a complicated or modern dessert but in reality it really isn't that difficult. Simple mango sorbet recipe that I had already made, along with a coconut "sorbet" or I'd like to call snow. And the real star of this dessert was the mint chocolate mousse that is made without gelatin. This could just be the dessert if you didn't want to make or buy the coconut or mango sorbet.
The chocolate mousse is basically a ganache with whipped cream folded in. That is really all there is to this recipe. The tastes and textures to this dessert is really over the top, it doesn't sound like something to extravagant but let me tell you, it does bring the flavor. I hope you enjoy this mint chocolate mousse recipe!
Mint Chocolate Mousse, Coconut and Mango
- 8 oz bittersweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1 tsp mint extract
- 2 1/2 cup water
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 whole coconut (meat only chopped)
- 1 whole lemon juiced
- 3 large mangos (peeled and deseeded )
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 whole lemon (juiced)
For the Mousse
For the ganache add cream to a pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Once the cream comes to a boil, pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and let it sit for 1 minute. Then whisk until completely smooth. Add mint extract and allow to completely cool to room temperature.
Follow whipped cream recipe and whip to stiff peaks. Then fold in 1 1/2 cups of whipped cream into the ganache. This is basically your mousse. ( Traditionally you would typically have gelatin added to the whipped cream)
For the Coconut "snow"
I used mature coconut meat that was already out of the shell that was cut up in chunks from whole foods. I put the chunks into a food processor to grind it up fine. Then I placed it in a pot with water and sugar and boiled it for 8 minutes. You can pour this into a pyrex rectangular dish. From here you can place it in the freezer. Alow to freeze for an hour or two and then with a fork you can scrape the "snow". You can also do this right before you are about to serve. Keep in the freezer and continue scraping with a fork until you have enough for 8-10 portions. I put about 1/4-1/3 cup on each serving.
For the Mango Sorbet
Place everything but the lemon juice inside a pot. Bring to a boil and turn down and simmer for 5 minutes. Then place everything into a vitamix and puree until smooth. Cool down the mixture completely then add lemon juice. Place into your ice cream maker and use according to your maker's instructions. Take out and place in a container in the freezer until ready to use.
Simply take a large spoonful (quenelle) of chocolate mousse and place in bowl. Place a scoop of the mango sorbet next to it. Finish with coconut snow and a few sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy!