Why do I make special Halloween Chocolate Mousse? I was thinking about the Holidays… already getting the calls from my mom and sister. You know the ones… “are you visiting for Thanksgiving”, “what do the kids want for Christmas”, and “who is hosting Christmas this year?” Argh!! Isn’t it still summer?
You know what I love about Halloween? You don’t have to buy anyone a present, there’s lots of candy, and I don’t have to wear panty hose.
It’s a perfect Holiday.
Halloween is Monsters, Halloween is blood and gore, Halloween is Treats, and Halloween is a wonderful time to play with your food (in our house it’s also known as the holiday where mom gets food color everywhere).
This elegant Zombie Mousse with Blood Red Sauce is special enough to serve at your next dinner party… well, the next dinner party where the guests include Frankenstein and the Wolf Man…..
Actually, this Halloween Dessert is a light and fluffy White Chocolate Mousse (dyed green) with Raspberry Sauce presented with a white Chocolate Bone garnish. (I’ve been watching the Food Network… I’m learning all about garnishes and accents….) ( I also checked a Physiology book…. this particular bone is a metacarpal…)
Pretty easy to make.. and you can serve it in goblets or shot glasses..or mini cauldrons, if you have some lying around from your last witches meeting.
Elegant Halloween Chocolate Mousse with Blood Red Sauce Recipe
White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce
Serve Your Zombie Mousse in the Appropriate Glass
For Halloween Parties, serve Halloween Chocolate Mousse Mousse with Blood Red Sauce in small shot glasses.For smaller Halloween Dinner Parties, serve Zombie Mousse from a Wine glass. I love the skull glasses….
If you are feeling piggy… eat it out of the bowl.
Get Your Kids to Help Make the Halloween Chocolate Mousse
My Daughter Loves to Cook
My Daughter LOVES to help in the kitchen… especially when I’m working with Chocolate.
She helped fold the Mousse base into the Whipped Cream (and licked the bowl)
She helped scrape the Raspberry Sauce through the sieve (then ate the seeds and pulp)
She helped make the Bones (and was creative with some of the shapes… and got eat the goofy ones)
I see a trend.
Step By Step Photos- How to Make Zombie Mousse
Break Up the White Chocolate
I Used Ghiradelli’s (this is the Bay Are
Egg Yolks and Sugar in a Bowl
Whisk to Pale…. Takes a While
it look like this
Pour Hot Cream over the Eggs and Sugar
Slowly… or you’ll scramble your eggs
Pour Back into Saucepan
Cook Cream/Egg Mix on LOW … stirring CONSTANTLY
You will be able to draw a line across the wooden spoon when it’s ready
Pour Egg/Cream/Sugar Mix through a Strainer into Chocolate
Dump out the greebles caught in your Sieve
Stir the Chocolate Until it’s Melted
this isn’t completely melted
This is Melted
Add Green Food Color to the Chocolate
Stiff peaks! But not all the way to butter
Add SOME Whipped Cream to the Chocolate
This is sort of sacrificial whipped cream… it will lose some poof, but it will lighten the chocolate .. DON”T PANIC
Fold in the Rest of the Whipped Cream
Use a Spatula… this is a delicate operation.
Fill Your Serving Glasses with Mousse
Use a Spoon or Piping Bag
“MAKE SURE YOUR SPOONS FIT INSIDE OF YOUR SHOT GLASSES!
Found this out the hard way…..”
For Blood Red Raspberry Sauce
Scrape Pureed Raspberry through a Sieve
Unless you want seeds in your Sauce
Raspberry Sauce…. or Blooooooood
Spoon Raspberry Sauce over Mousse
Also Serve Raspberry Sauce on the Side
Make the Bones by Squirting Melted Chocolate from a Piping Bag
Melt chocolate over low heat
Bones… Two Bumps on top… Long Bone in Middle… Two on bottom
You Can Serve Zombie Mousse in a BIG CUP