Mousse is one of my favorite dessert items to order in restaurants, but I have never taken the time to make it at home. Today I finally had a day off since I’m finally DONE with surgery!! I decided to make a special dessert to go with our nice dinner, since this was sort of a celebration for us.
This is yet another recipe for which my KitchenAid mixer really comes in handy. I cut the recipe in half since it is just the two of us, but the original recipe is below. My only change was to use only 1 tbsp. of orange liqueur and 2 tbsp. of water.
White Chocolate Mousse
8 oz. white chocolate chips
4 tbsp. orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
2 tbsp. water
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
2 egg whites

In a double boiler over hot water, melt the chocolate with the liqueur and water; stir gently to blend. Cool until chocolate mixture no longer feels warm to the touch. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat cream until soft peaks form; fold cream into chocolate mixture. In large bowl with clean mixer, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. With rubber spatula, fold egg whites into chocolate mixture. Divide mousse among 6 dessert bowls or glasses. Chill at least 1 hour.

Garnish mousse with fresh blueberries and raspberries, canned mandarin orange sections, or fresh strawberries.

Instead of orange liqueur, use 4 tbsp. raspberry, mint, or coffee liqueur, or 4 tbsp. water and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

Source: Ghirardelli