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Mocha Cream Cheese Mousse

 Mocha Cream Cheese Mousse
If you and your sweetie could use some tasty TLC, put together this mouthwatering mousse. It satisfies a chocolate-coffee craving, and the cream cheese adds velvety richness.—Beth Allard, Belmont, New Hampshire
2 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped cream and chocolate curls

Directions

  • In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, half-and-half cream
  • and coffee granules at 80% power for 45-60 seconds or until chips
  • are melted; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  • In another bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add
  • confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Add cream cheese
  • and vanilla to cooled chocolate mixture; beat until smooth. Fold in
  • whipped cream.
  • Spoon into serving dishes. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate
  • curls. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without garnishes) equals 771 calories, 64 g fat (39 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Mocha Cream Cheese Mousse (continued)

Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.