I am the first to admit that I have a serious addiction to sweets. I love it all, candy, cookies, brownies, pies and that’s just to name a few. I’ll never turn down a treat and I’m not usually too picky with the exception of the other night. I really wanted something sweet and I had Newman-Os but I didn’t quite feel like eating a cookie and I had ice cream but I didn’t feel like something that creamy. I found the perfect treat to satisfy to my craving, MOUSSE. Mousse is so underrated and under made but incredibly delicious, a lot lower in calories than your average dessert and so easy to dress up.
First thing’s first. Add about a fourth of a package of Dr. Oetker’s chocolate pudding mix to a half of a cup of milk, whisk it up, cover and pop in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes
I poured about a cup and a half of heavy whipping cream into the bottom of a medium sized bowl, added a ¼ of a cup of sugar and 3 ½ tsp of cocoa powder. I whipped it using my hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until it was really solid and held up on it’s own (be sure not to over whip or it will become chunky and you won’t be able to use it.) Now take your pudding from the refrigerator and pour it over the mouse and blend together using your mixer again but this time just to incorporate (about 20 seconds.) Wash your mixer and put the whisk attachments back on. In small bowl, add about a half-cup of heavy whipping cream and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Whip it up and set aside.
In a sandwich bag, place 4-6 Newman-Os or your favorite organic chocolate sandwich cookie, seal the bag and crush up. Now you’re ready for assembly! I used wine glasses because I was making it for a fun movie night with my roommates and wanted to graduate from the usual solo cups to something a little nicer but you can use what ever you’d like. I started with a layer of the chocolate mousse in the bottom, and then I sprinkled on the cookie crumbs. I then added a dollop of my fresh homemade whipped cream then back to the mousse, cookies and whipped cream again!
This is such a fun and easy treat to make and I bet the little ones could help so much with the cookie crushing and assembly. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon and surprise your little one with this treat when they get home from school:)