White Chocolate Mousse Tips
How can you make sure the white chocolate melts smoothly?
My favorite technique for making ganache is a secret I learned as a professional pastry chef
. It involves melting the chocolate down a bit differently than this recipe instructs, but saves you hands-on time. Heat the cream separately over medium heat until it begins to bubble around the rim (so it's hot, but not boiling). Meanwhile, chop the chocolate into medium-sized pieces. Place the chocolate in a bowl, then pour the very hot cream into it and whisk until smooth and blended. Voila! Find more tips on how to make ganache
if you're looking to perfect your skills.
Can you use store-bought whipped cream instead of making homemade whipped cream?
No. While I love to keep a can of store-bought whipped cream on hand for a quick chocolate mug cake
and to top my hot Irish coffee
, the real-deal, homemade whipped cream is more predictable in its performance when you're making most recipes. Plus, it's more affordable to boot.
How can you serve white chocolate mousse?
Fresh berries, chocolate shavings, a dusting of cocoa or a single Pirouette cookie are all easy, classic garnishes. If you're feeling creative, don't be afraid to layer the white chocolate mousse (or a different kind of mousse recipe
, whether it's butterscotch, maple or pumpkin) in a parfait
with cubes of cake or brownies. —Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Book Editor
1/2 cup: 422 calories, 34g fat (23g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.