Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chocolate and Mango do the Tango

I had these yummy shots of mango and chocolate at my friends get together a couple weeks ago.  I love them so much I recreated it for another get together that I had at my house.  I just took the idea and applied it to mousse.  Its not one of those flavor combinations that you say oh, my favorite.  Its not a usual pairing but I think after you would try it you might think it should become a more usual pairing.  Of course fruit and chocolate is not new.

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Mango Chocolate Tango Mousse Parfaits

milk chocolate mousse:

1/4 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream, cold
1/2 stick ( 2 ounces) butter
1 egg yolk
6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

In a double boiler combine chocolate, butter and milk.  Keep stirring until a smooth consistency is reached. Remove from heat and let cool.  When mixture is cooled to luke warm, whisk in egg yolk. Set aside.

In a cold bowl beat cold heavy cream until stiff peaks form.  Fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream.  Pour into parfait glasses and chill.

mango mousse:

1 cups whipping cream, cold
2 teaspoons gelatin
2 tablespoons water
1 cups mango puree
1/4 cup confectioners sugar

In a small bowl combine cold water and gelatin.  Stir to combine, let sit for about 2 minutes.  Heat in microwave for about 30 seconds.  Remove from microwave and cool. Combine gelatin mixture and confectioners sugar with mango puree.

Whip the heavy cream until peaks form.  Fold in mango mixture.  Spoon over chocolate in parfait glasses.  Chill and serve.  Garnish with chocolate or mangoes or ... both!

Last year at this time I made Sweet Maple Almond Drop Scones

Two years ago Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins


dawn said...

ok i am SO SOLD on this one. love this Lori!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

chocolate and mango is such a unique combo and I'm very intrigued. Sounds yummy! I had chocolate covered pineapple slices once and those were to die for as well.

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grace said...

first of all, i love the name. secondly, i love the dish itself--so creamy and light, but with an unexpected combination of flavors! bravo. :)

kat said...

I think chocolate & mango together sounds so wonderful

Ingrid said...

Uh, did I miss something? I'm usually slow with the jokes but ......? Hope everything's okay!!

I'm not digging the chocolate part but the mango's a whole other story! Mango Mousse? Yes, please!

The Blonde Duck said...

Love the title!