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A Great Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse

Italian Dessert

A Sweet to Enjoy with Your Sweetest on Valentine’s Day

(Un buon dolci da gustare con i tuoi cari)


  • 8 Oz Bittersweet Chocolate – finely chopped
  • 2 Large Eggs and 2 Large Yolks
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar – packed
  • ½ tsp Orange Zest – grated
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tbs Grand Marnier


  1. Microwave chocolate in a glass bowl, slowly, stirring often and scraping the sides, until melted.
  2. Stir and let cool.
  3. In a blender, add eggs, yolks, sugar and orange zest and blend until foamy and light in color. About 1 minute.
  4. Add cream and Grand Marnier and cooled chocolate and bend until combined and slightly thickened.
  5. Divide evenly among 4 – 6 custard cups or fancy glasses.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Before serving, uncover and let sit for about 15 minutes.
  7. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and maybe some chocolate shavings.

For Valentine’s Day you can substitute Framboise (a raspberry liqueur) for the Grand Marnier and top it off with a few swirls of whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Or add 2 tsp vanilla instead of the liqueur and top with fresh strawberries drizzled with Fragola Fabbri which is strawberries in a heavy syrup imported from Italy. So delicious!

Then let Cupid work his magic!

Buon Mangiata!

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