Mexican Mousse de la Amor


Mexican Mousse de la Amor

In Like Water for Chocolate, cooks cast special spells using chocolate as an elixer. Instead of creating gold, they created passion. The cayenne in this love potion is sure to heat up the chemistry between you and your special someone this Valentine's Day, so you can tango until it's time to siesta.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp organic ground cayenne
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • fresh mint for garnish optional but looks very pretty and freshens the breath!


  1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Remove from heat and beat egg yolks into chocolate mixture.
  3. Add vanilla and spices and stir until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat 1/8 cup sugar with egg whites until stiff.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat remaining sugar with heavy cream.
  6. Fold egg whites into chocolate.
  7. Fold whipped cream into chocolate.
  8. Spoon into wine or champagne glasses.
  9. Garnish with mint sprigs.
  10. Refrigerate until chilled - stays good for two days, but it won't last that long!