In the original, famous chocolate mousses, sumptuous dark chocolate was combined with the subtle taste of orange liquor. Our Traditional Orange Chocolate Mousse is luxurious, with just a subtle taste of orange liquor. Guests striving to keep their “bathing suit” weight will love our approach to dessert. We are always on the lookout for interesting “small bite” dishes, like the little fish candle holders we repurposed for this mousse. They just say “summer,” “beach” and “yummy” all at once, without all the guilt often associated with summer desserts. Everyone else will just love the dessert for itself.
Served in these adorable little “tuxedo” chocolate shells (pictured), this mousse is sumptuous enough to finish even the most sophisticated meal. TIP: Look for these and other chocolate shells at specialty food stores around fall and winter holidays, or on line any time. They keep very well as long as they aren't exposed to extreme heat or cold. Pair a flute of champagne with the tuxedo “bowls” (pictured) to extend the “formal” feeling.
For casual summer parties or brunch, mousse topped waffle bites (pictured) are another “small bite” idea. They’re fun, easy to fix and quite original. TIP: Use frozen waffle bites heated in a toaster oven until crispy. Serve them warm (not hot) so they don’t melt the mousse. Or serve with French Toast Sticks with the mousse for dipping.
OTHER GREAT WAYS TO USE THIS MOUSSE FOR EASY ENTERTAINING:
Cannoli Filling: Cannolis are traditional crisp Italian pastries made in tube shaped shells with a filling typically made with ricotta cheese. Cannoli shells make lovely "containers" for this luscious mousse. Traditional Orange Chocolate Cannoli are pictured: mini cannoli shells have been filled with mousse and drizzled with chocolate syrup; chopped candied orange pieces dot the open ends for extra garnish. This is a very traditional serving style for this most untraditional flavor fusion. Serving this preparation will definitely set you apart as a summer party host! TIP: Make this easy entertaining by using prepared regular or mini size cannoli shells. See the READY MADE page for where to purchase ready-to-use cream puff or cannoli shells and crepés.
Easiest Way To Serve: Pile mousse in martini or cordial glasses (pictured). It’s just the right ending for a summer party. Top simply with a dollop of whipped cream or garnish with chocolate sprinkles or pearls.
Note: Make with reduced fat cream cheese and Lite Cool Whip® for light and fluffy mousse texture
Makes about 1-1/2 quarts. Serves 6-8, or will fill graham cracker crust for "freezer pie/no-bake cheesecake."
No artificial colors or preservatives added.
Ingredients: Sweet ground chocolate, cocoa powder, orange juice powder.
Allergen Info: Soy. Some ingredients packaged on equipment that also packages peanuts and tree nuts.