Chocolate-Amaretto Valentine Mousse

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
About 6 Adult Servings. Hard
0 Ratings 

Ingredients (12)

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter or margarine
  • 5 tablespoons of amaretto
  • 9 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of amaretto(again)
  • 1 package of unflavored gelatin
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar(again)
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Chocolate-Amaretto Valentine Mousse

This the dessert I made for Valentine’s. This the real deal. Not those “Just add Milk” instant desserts. The recipe is fairly difficult, and I would recommend person to help for your first attempt. The ingredient list is big and intimidating at first, but a little prep, and cordination will make the recipe easier.


  1. 1First add the butter and first measurement of amaretto on a double boiler. Then add the chocolate chips, cinamon, and cocoa powder. Whisk until chocolate mixture until combined. Set aside in another bowl, and wash the double boiler.
  2. 2In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, the first measurement of sugar, and the cream. Set aside. In another bowl add last measurement of amaretto and unflavored gelatin. Combine the two in the double boiler. Whisk constantly until the custard coats the back of a spoon. Put the custard in a large bowl with ice water.Combine the chocolate mix and custard mix, not letting it set.
  3. 3In a metal bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add last measurement of sugar, beating until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
  4. 4Lastly, fold 2/3 of the meringue into the chocolate custard. Add the last of the meringue into the mix. Do not overmix, that would devolumized the mousse. Spoon into fancy glasses
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Fall Wine Tasting Party

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Fall Wine Tasting Party

by Kelsey Butler | Just because rosé season is on its way out doesn’t mean it’s time to stop sipping vino. You already...

How to Host a Fall Dinner Party

How to Host a Fall Dinner Party

by Amy Sowder and Jen Wheeler | Hosting a fall dinner party? We got some autumn entertaining tips from an expert and scoured the web...

Instagram-Worthy Halloween Party Decorations

Instagram-Worthy Halloween Party Decorations

by Amy Sowder | The best Halloween party decorations are elegant yet still atmospheric, and often have a vintage vibe...