This is a perfect gluten free dessert to serve to guests during a holiday. I made it for Memorial Day. It's a light, fluffy, sweet dessert that puts a smile on the faces of young and old.
Creamy, smooth, sweet and delightful.
Keep half the cream, 1 cup, in the refrigerator.
Heat the other half of the cream, 1 cup, in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the cream often. When little bubbles form and the cream is warm, add in sugar, tapioca flour and cocoa powder. Whisk on low heat until blended well and the sugar is completely melted.
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Place the chocolate chips into a microwave and refrigerator safe bowl. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate chips. Add vanilla. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Stir in the remaining 1 cup of cold cream. This helps to cool the mixture.
Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours and as long as overnight. I chose overnight.
Before the next step, make sure everything is very cold. Place the beaters into the refrigerator and allow them to get cold. Remove the cold mousse mixture from the refrigerator and add in another 1/4 of very cold whipping cream. Whip with a stand mixer or hand mixer after attaching the cold beaters. Mix until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to overmix as you will ruin your mousse.
Spoon into individual glass serving bowls or one large glass bowl. Glass is best for this dessert. Place back into the refrigerator, covered, and allow to chill for one hour or more before serving. You can serve with whipped cream and chocolate chips on top, cool whip, crumbled cookies, chocolate or colored sprinkles or anything else you desire. Or you can serve plain.
This will store well in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
Ingredients: 2 cups very cold whipping cream
Another 1/4 cup very cold whipping cream for whipping
1 cup gluten free chocolate chips - I prefer Enjoy Life brand
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon tapioca flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toppings of your choice or serve plain