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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 touch of cayenne in this love potion of a chocolate mousse is sure to heat up the chemistry between you and your someone special. So be ready to tango… until it’s time to siesta!

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  • 1.Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler.
  • 2.While the chocolate is melting, beat 1/8 cup sugar with egg whites in a medium bowl until stiff.
  • 3.In a separate bowl, beat remaining sugar with heavy cream.
  • 4.Remove melted chocolate from heat and beat egg yolks into the mixture.
  • 5.Add vanilla, cinnamon and cayenne. Stir until well blended.
  • 6.Fold egg whites into chocolate.
  • 7.Fold whipped cream into chocolate.
  • 8.Spoon into wine or martini glasses.
  • 9.Refrigerate until chilled.
  • 10.Remove from fridge and garnish with fresh mint sprigs (and more whipped cream if you like).
  • 11.Stays good for a day or two, but it won't last that long!


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon organic ground cayenne
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • fresh mint for garnish (looks so pretty, and freshens the breath!)