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End Your Valentineís Day On A Sweet Note With Chef Eric LeVineís Raspberry Mousse

Nicole Barylski

Chef LeVine's Raspberry Mousse. (Courtesy Photo)

If you don't want to break into your box of chocolates yet, end your Valentine's Day meal with Food Network Chopped champion, multi-award winning chef, restaurateur and author Chef Eric LeVine's divine Raspberry Mousse, which can be made up to 2 days in advance.

Raspberry Mousse:

 • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
 • 3 Tbsp. cold water
 • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
 • 1/2 cup sugar
 • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
 • 1 tsp vanilla
 • 6 Tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips
 • 1/2 Tbsp. shortening (to thin the chocolate)

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix gelatin with 3 Tbsp. cold water. Let stand to dissolve and solidify.
2. Combine raspberries and sugar in a medium saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves and mixture is warm, about 5 minutes.
3. Stir in gelatin until it melts/dissolves. Pour mixture into a bowl to cool and set aside.
4. Combine heavy cream and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, whip cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold in raspberry mixture.
5. Spoon mousse into 6 dessert goblets. Lightly cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or up to 2 days in advance.
6. Before serving, melt chocolate with the shortening in a small bowl using short bursts in the microwave. Pour melted chocolate into a zip-top bag and cut off the corner. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the set mousse.
7. Garnish with a couple of fresh or frozen raspberries.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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