Chocolate Mousse (Southern Living Magazine)
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
2-1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon rum
Garnishes: whipped cream and grated chocolate
Microwave chocolate morsels and ½ cup of cream in a small glass bowl at HIGH for 1 ½ minutes or until melted, stirring twice. Stir in vanilla and rum, blending well. Cool for 5 minutes.
Beat remaining 2 cups of cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold this whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Pipe or spoon the mousse into a large serving bowl or dessert dishes. Garnish with additional whipped cream and grated chocolate if desired. Chill 2 hours or over night.
Makes 6 to 8 servings