Chocolate mousse with Amaretto di Saronno

There are lots of chocoholics around and my other half is one of them. He constantly checks the cupboards for more of the black stuff and I know he gets very disappointed when he finds none.

I have always been a bit wary of chocolate as it has lots of calories and it is always difficult to stop at one or two. it is too easy to go for the whole box and devour the whole thing in minutes.

When choosing chocolate, dark chocolate, at least to me, it’s always the best. Always check the cocoa content when you buy it which should be at least 60 or better 70%.

Cocoa beans are well known for having healthy antioxidants properties so the higher the cocoa percentage the better quality the chocolate will be. When you get accustomed to the taste of dark chocolate you’ll never be satisfied enough if you have cheaper chocolate as your palate will crave for better stuff.

So to make the family happy I made this chocolate mousse. I paired the chocolate with Amaretto di Saronno liquor for a distinctive “almondy taste”.

A few flakes of fresh cream (not the canned stuff) and some amaretti biscuits will make this the perfect dessert for a dinner party too as it is quick to prepare and very yummy.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • milk – 1 Liter
  • vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • butter – 100 g
  • sugar – 120 g
  • flour – 100 g
  • dark chocolate – 150 g
  • Amaretto di Saronno – half small glass
  • amaretti biscuits
  • fresh cream – to decorate

Instructions

Bring the milk to the boil.

In a saucepan melt the butter on a low heat, add the sugar and stir until it melts.

Add the sifted flour, the vanilla and the chocolate whilst stirring all the time.

Add the hot milk slowly and bring the mixture to the boil. Cook for 3 minutes.

“Wash” a shallow bowl with the liquor, pour the hot mousse in and let it cool down before placing in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Put a plate on top of the bowl and turn it up side down in order to release the dessert onto the plate.

Whip the cream and decorate the mousse with it and with some amaretti biscuits.

Tip: don’t forget to lick the spoon!

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22 thoughts on “Chocolate mousse with Amaretto di Saronno

  1. This is mind blowing. it honestly looks amazing, like something you’d get from a professional cake shop! Well done you!

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  2. You make this desert so easy to prepare!!! And I do love my chocolate!!
    Wonderful recipe!!!
    Alida, I had an idea after reading your comment about my pear drawing. I have an apple drawing that I just finished and thought it would go so great with an apple recipe. Would you like to be a guest on my blog with a recipe. I would put name and a link. Let me know if this is something that would interest you. If not, I’m totally fine with it.
    Hugs, Suzanne

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  3. I wouldn’t forget to lick the spoon with this dish! It looks dreamy with all that amaretto in there, which just happens to be my favourite!

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  4. Alida, this is a great recipe for a celebration! I love your note to lick the spoon… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Now that is a true masterpiece Alida – how beautiful and how decedent. I’ve bookmarked this one. I mostly cook with 70% or 85% or sometimes 100% chocolate, mostly because I’m a bit of a purist and it tastes better, but also I can kid myself it’s good for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. I’m in love with this one, Alida! Am always looking for new dessert ideas for my parties, I think this I’m making for our New Year’s Eve bash this year! Bailey’s? What do you think?

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