Chocolate Velvet

Chocolate Velvet - Decadently light and creamy chocolate mousse layered with chocolate cookie crumbs. Served in single-serving shot glass, perfect for entertaining!

Chocolate Velvet

Ingredients:
  1. 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  2. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/4 cup water
  4. 5 eggs, separated
  5. 1/2 tablespoon Cointreau or Triple Sec
  6. 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  7. 1 9 ounce box chocolate wafer cookies, finely ground (about 2 cups crumbs)
  8. Fresh whipped cream, for topping

Directions:
  • In a double boiler or a heat-proof bowl set over (but not touching) a pot of gently simmering water, combine chocolate with sugar and water and stir until melted and smooth.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks. Slowly ladle about half of hot chocolate mixture into egg yolks, a little at a time, whisking constantly. This will temper the egg yolks instead of cooking them. Return mixture to double boiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat, stir in Cointreau, and let cool to lukewarm.
  • Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form, 5 to 7 minutes.