Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse. It’s real and it’s beautiful.

All right, menfolk.  This post is for you.  Not because I think you’ll like it (I do) and not because I thought, you know, I should really reach out to the men who read this site (I didn’t) and not because I’m hoping that by doing you this favor, you’ll repay me by moving some furniture (seriously, I need to buy a new bed).  No, no.  I’m doing you this favor out of the kindness of my own heart.  And if you happen to be around when I’m moving a new bed in, well…that’s just random.  Entirely random.

But pay close attention to this post.  Because you need to learn to make this dish.  This dish is your “get out of man-jail free” card.  It is easy to make, it looks impressive, it is delicious and it’s so chocolaty I think I might die just thinking about it.  Your significant other will adore you for it—girlfriend, boyfriend, real doll, doesn’t matter.  Seriously.  Well I’m not serious about the Real Doll.  But maybe you are.  Who am I to judge?  The point is, this dessert is your chance to be the Old Spice Guy.

I should make a note here—I ran out of milk yesteryday.  So where it says “3/4 cup of milk,” I actually used cream.  It made it extremely rich and delicious, but if you don’t want the insides of your partner’s body to turn into molten rivers of chocolate and fat, you might want to stick with the milk.  I also topped mine with grated chocolate because I like extra chocolate on my chocolate. 

Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse
from Lynne’s Kitchen Adventures
* 3/4 cup milk
* 4 cups mini-marshmallows
* 1 cup chocolate chips
* 3/4 cup heavy cream
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Combine milk, marshmallows, and chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows and chocolate are melted then add vanilla.
2.Pour into medium bowl and set bowl over larger bowl of ice water. Let stand, whisking often, until mixture is cool and thickened, 10-15 minutes. This is an important step, don’t try to leave it out. It is easy to do and helps give this the texture that it has.
3. In a separate bowl, beat cream until cream just holds stiff peaks.
4. Fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream. Spoon into dessert cups and refrigerate for about 2 hours or up to 2 days.

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