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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits

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Sweet strawberries and rich dark chocolate combine in a light, airy dessert that intermingles on your tongue and has your taste buds screaming for more! You need these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits in your life!

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits

Let’s talk about strawberries, and these amazing Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits!

While love is in the air today, so is my love of strawberries.

I adore strawberries, whether it’s slicing a few fresh to put on my oatmeal for breakfast, or sinking some in a little cream for a healthy afternoon snack.

I’ll eat them straight out of the container too!

My whole family loves strawberries, so we tend to use them in recipes a lot.

Fun Fact: Did you know 8 medium strawberries equal your daily requirement of vitamin C? 

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits

With Valentine’s day here, I wanted to create a delicious recipe idea that would spark the interest of not only my boyfriend who happens to love Strawberries, but also my kids who I always celebrate Valentine’s Day with.

So we decided on Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits.

Even if strawberries aren’t in season where you are, you can usually find Florida Strawberries even at one of your local grocery stores.

Florida Strawberries have the best winter strawberries!

Strawberries are so nutritious and such a great addition, the whole family will be incredibly happy you added them.

Whether it’s muffins or oatmeal, or a salad or side (or Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits), they are the perfect addition to so many things!

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits

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After you’ve checked out these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits, also be sure and check out the other fabulous recipes made with juicy, delicious Strawberries!

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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits

Sweet strawberries and rich dark chocolate combine in a light, airy dessert that intermingles on your tongue and has your taste buds screaming for more! You need these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits in your life!

Ingredients

For Dark Chocolate Mousse Layer:

  • 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature

For Whipped Cream Layer:

  • 1 cup of cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

For Strawberry Mousse Layer:

  • 1 ¼ cup strawberries, finely chopped
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • strawberries, for garnish

Instructions

For Dark Chocolate Mousse Layer:

  1. In a double boiler, fill the bottom pan with 2 inches of water and fill the top pan with the chopped bittersweet chocolate and add ¼ cup of cold heavy whipping cream. Melt chocolate, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula totally combined with the heavy whipping cream. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, about 3-4 minutes, set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the remaining ¾ cup of heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat.
  4. Fold half of the whipped cream into the melted cream and bittersweet chocolate, then gently stir in the rest. Very gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate and cream mixture just until incorporated. Do not overmix.

For Whipped Cream Layer:

  1. Chill the bowl you will be using for about 15 minutes in the freezer before using. I used my standmixer, so I put that bowl in the freezer.
  2. Remove from freezer and add all three ingredients to the bowl and beat on high speed until medium peaks form. About 1-2 minutes. Do not walk away and do not overbeat!

For Strawberry Mousse Layer:

  1. In your food processor, add the strawberries and 1 tablespoon of the granulated white sugar and allow to sit for about 10 minutes. (while you make on of the other layers)
  2. When ready, process until smooth.
  3. In a medium size bowl, add 2 tablespoons of the water and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top. Let this stand for about 5 minutes.
  4. On the stove, in a small saucepan, add 6 tablespoons of granulated white sugar, 3 tablespoons of water and and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir just unit combined and then continue to cook NOT stirring until a candy thermometer reads 240 degrees. This took about 3-4 minutes, but will vary, set aside momentarily
  5. Returning to the gelatin bowl, add the egg whites and beat until foamy. Gradually add the last tablespoon of granulated sugar and continue beating on high until soft peaks form.
  6. Now pour the hot sugar syrup into the egg white mixture and begin beating at medium speed for about 1 minute. Add vanilla extract. Turn up to high speed and beat only until stiff peaks form.
  7. In a large bowl, beat the cold heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Now fold the egg white mixture into the whipped cream. Next, fold in the remaining egg white mixture.Lastly, fold in the strawberry mixture.
  8. Spoon the chocolate layer into serving glass or dish. Next add the whipped cream layer and end with the strawberry layer.
  9. Put in the refrigerator to chill and set for absolutely no less than 2 hours.
  10. When ready to serve, spoon whipped cream on top and garnish with a sliced strawberry.

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Amvic

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

This look really yummy! Can this be made ahead? I would like to make this in small glasses for a baby shower. I wonder how long can it stay in fridge and keep taste and texture in good yummy condition.

Nicole Cook

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

Well, I'm not really sure how long it can keep in the fridge without losing the texture and taste. I have only made it up a couple of hours ahead of a dinner party, and that was okay. Let us know what you decide to do and how it worked. :) Good luck!

Sean Mahan

Thursday 15th of March 2018

I love the combo of dark chocolate and strawberries (I mean, there's a reason why they're so famous, right). Can't wait to try this recipe!

Nicole Cook

Friday 16th of March 2018

It's SO good, I know you'll love it. It's pretty simple as far as mousse recipes go as well!

Collinzy Hod

Sunday 28th of February 2016

This is such a wonderful recipe... lovely post indeed.

Jeff

Saturday 27th of February 2016

A heavenly combo and great summer treat!I love strawberries.

Soni

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

Strawberry and chocolate are the perfect combo and your parfaits look like the perfect chilled dessert for any occasion!

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