Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Little Known Ways to Blend Air and Chocolate....

So you want to make a dessert for your family. BUT, you want it quick, right? No fuss, no double boilers and fancy chopping. And you know you want it to produce some oohs and yumms, am I right? Here we go, a quickie quick pie to die for (taken from Lois Mulkey's Mousse Pie) And if you happen to have some snow lying around, this will be done in 20 minutes as opposed to 30. :)
  • 1 7 ounce bar of chocolate (or morsels, or go wild and try your favorite candy bar)
  • 1 1/2c mini marshmallows (if you have big ones, big deal)
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 ts coffee (my add in, makes it a LOT better)
  • 1 TS dark cocoa (it's my add in, don't have it? Don' t worry)
  • 2 c heavy cream
  • 1ts confec sugar (you don't have to have it, I needed mine to have a bit more flavor)
  • 1 Oreo Pie Crust
  1. Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan (except the last three!) and turn on medium. Basically, just melt it all together, make sure you don't stop mixing. Marshies will burn fast, so keep mixing. Then run outside (hopefully you have snow--this will make it a lot faster), and stick the pan on top of a pile of snow. Now run inside and make your whipped cream (below).

  2. Using a stand mixer, whisk the cream on medium/high, until peaks form. This means when you plunge a spoon into the cream, and bring it back up, it should form a tiny hill that keeps its shape. Confused? Well, you've had whipped cream, whisk until you have something that is nice and fluffy and looks like what you top you're pancakes with. No worries, there is room for mistakes with this. Mine took somewhere near five minutes.

  3. Now the folding part. Tip the bowl towards you and dip a spatula all the way to the bottom, scoop up and flip over, repeat this until everything is incorporated. You DO NOT want to mix - this will pop the myraid air bubbles you have just created in the whipped cream.
  4. Pour mixutre into pie crust, top with shaved chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, or as I did grated morels (yeah, it's just how you're thinking it was). Refridgerate for three hours. Done!


  1. Sweetie my kids want another one. I just made one yesterday! That tells you how this recipe rated at OUR house!

  2. I'm glad you like it, after my cousin and I ate a slice each I polished the rest off in 2 days!!!! I begged her to save me from diabetes and take some home, but to no avail. I avow to the concept of waste not wont not! :)