Craving chocolate to unwind after a long work week or just to give yourself something sweet is only natural. Pretty much the entire population knows and agrees that the only thing to do when you're feeling blue is pop some chocolate into your mouth. But when you're out of chocolate ice cream and don't want to run to the store for another tub, you can make yourself an equally decadent treat with chocolate mousse. Sit back and relax after a particularly hard day with this dessert you'll return to over and over again.
If semisweet chocolate isn't your jam you can use equal amounts of bittersweet or dark. The taste will change depending on the chocolate you use, but that doesn't mean your end product will suffer because of it. It all really boils down to whichever chocolate you'd like to indulge in more. (There's also the added bonus of dark chocolate being a bitter food with multiple benefits.) If you don't have any chocolate lying around the house that you can use, you can also melt one package of chocolate chips as well! If you feel like getting a boozy flavor, added a citrus liqueur to the egg mixture to give your mousse even more dimensions of flavor.
You can switch up the garnish with just about any dessert and this dish is no exception. You can add a scoop of whipped cream or chocolate chips but you're just as welcome to use fruit, chocolate shavings, or cocoa powder.
The next time you're craving chocolate but wondering which form you should have it in, look into making yourself some chocolate mousse. The recipe won't take you very much time and you get an entire cup of chocolate, which is pretty much all we can ask for in life!