Egg Free Chocolate Mousse with Brandied Cherries

Egg Free Chocolate Mousse with Brandied Cherries

Who brings chocolate mousse to a Labor Day picnic? Why me, of course!!! This Egg Free Chocolate Mousse with Brandied Cherries has a smooth consistency and dense chocolate flavor. While you can still find fresh cherries, make sure to try these irresistible brandied cherries as a garnish…they’d be perfect on ice cream as well. We often gather with our friends and neighbors on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. And everyone who knows me will not be surprised that I volunteer to bring dessert…and knowing I’ll be feeding my family, too, it usually involves chocolate. This cool and creamy dessert is perfect for any gathering at any time. Just keep in chilled in a cooler or refrigerator till serving time. If serving a crowd, this mousse can be made in a larger serving dish instead of individual containers.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Bing or other sweet cherries, pitted
  • ½ cup Kirsch (cherry brandy) or brandy
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1¾ cups whipping cream, divided
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 ounces espresso (or strong coffee)
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon plain gelatin (I used Knox brand)
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake