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Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Grand Marnier

This sumptuous yet simple recipe for chocolate mousse is made with pudding. Milk, eggs, sugar, and a dash of orange flavored liqueur transform the chocolate pudding into a light, airy, and delicious chocolate mousse.

Chocolate lovers everywhere will find this recipe absolutely delicious and the raspberry and orange liqueur adds a fruity touch to this otherwise rich dessert. You might like to try this mousse recipe with another flavor of pudding, like butterscotch, banana, or vanilla. You might want to leave out the Grand Marnier with some of those, or use something else in its place. Feel free to tinker with the topping too. Whipped cream and a raspberry is a nice, simple topping but perhaps you want to use crumbled cookies, a different fruit, or just cream on top of the mousse. Cream is a popular mousse topping for all mousse flavors.

This is a very easy recipe for chocolate mousse, so if you are quite new to making jello recipes and other desserts, this is a nice one to start off with. This chocolate mousse is suitable for any occasion. It is a sweet and romantic dessert for valentine’s day or for a special birthday. It is also elegant enough to serve at a dinner party or garden party.

Orange Scented Chocolate Mousse
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 4
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  • 2 packages chocolate pudding
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier or similar orange liqueur
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • Whipped cream, to serve
  • 4 raspberries
  1. Combine the milk with the pudding mix in a bowl and microwave it on high for 6 minutes, or until it has thickened, stirring a few times.
  2. Add the Grand Marnier liqueur.
  3. Cover the top of the chocolate pudding with wax paper and let it cool down.
  4. Combine the egg and sugar in a bowl and whip until the egg whites form peaks.
  5. Fold this mixture into the chocolate pudding and divide between 4 serving glasses.
  6. Chill for 2 hours.
  7. Just before serving, garnish each glass of chocolate mousse with a dollop of whipped cream and a raspberry.

Photo Description:

This homemade chocolate mousse tastes every bit as good as it looks. The flavor of the Grand Marnier gives this chocolate mousse recipe an elegance and a fresh raspberry topping the mousse looks mouthwatering and gives the dessert a fruity flavor. Pudding is great for making chocolate mousse recipes, because all you need to do is add cream and eggs and whisk it to give it the airiness and lightness of mousse. Homemade chocolate mousse beats store-bought chocolate mousse hands down every time and, since making your own chocolate mousse recipe is so easy, why not have a go at this one?

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