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Way to serve chocolate mousse individually?

Hofman777 Oct 22, 2011 12:27 PM

I want to do individual chocolate mousses but I don't have enough glasses and I'd prefer not to use plastic cups. I have a ring mold...is it possible to use that? Or does anyone know of another way?

P.S. I would greatly prefer not to use gelatin in the chocolate mousse.


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  1. Caitlin McGrath RE: Hofman777 Oct 22, 2011 12:33 PM

    You could make some kind of edible dish, like tuiles draped over an upturned muffin tin while hot to shape them into a bowl, or layers of filo in muffin tins, with melted butter and sugar between the sheets, baked until crisp. You could then fill the edible vessel with mousse and serve it on a dessert plate

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    1. re: Caitlin McGrath
      maplesugar RE: Caitlin McGrath Oct 22, 2011 01:17 PM

      Depending on the occasion I've used shot glasses, small coffee mugs or made chocolate bowls like these: http://dinnerwithjulie.com/2009/02/14...

    2. ipsedixit RE: Hofman777 Oct 22, 2011 01:02 PM

      Serve them in ice cream cones.

      1. chowser RE: Hofman777 Oct 22, 2011 01:35 PM

        Half an orange shell would work.

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          Isolda RE: Hofman777 Oct 22, 2011 01:37 PM

          I've used demitasse cups for this, although they are better used for pots de creme.

          1. BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: Hofman777 Oct 22, 2011 02:04 PM

            Our thrift stores have tons of glassware at great prices, or maybe borrow some.

            A bite sized crust would work for me.

            The cones would also be a good choice for larger amounts, but use waffle cones.

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            1. re: BIGGUNDOCTOR
              chowser RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Oct 22, 2011 02:24 PM

              Little crusts are a great idea. Easy to make, or to buy:


            2. pdxgastro RE: Hofman777 Oct 23, 2011 01:35 AM

              Hof, how do you not own ramekins? I use them for everything: mixing spices, chopping up ingredients (mise en place), melting butter in the microwave. And yes, I use them for eating ice cream in, because they provide better portion control than a bowl. They come in glass or ceramic.

              6 (or 8) of those and you're golden.

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              1. re: pdxgastro
                Hofman777 RE: pdxgastro Oct 23, 2011 07:58 AM

                I own ramekins....just not 10 of them.

              2. Hank Hanover RE: Hofman777 Oct 23, 2011 08:16 AM

                I'm surprised nobody has suggested making your own chocolate cups.

                You can do it as described in this recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... or you can inflate small balloons and dip them half up the balloon. Once the chocolate is dry carefully prick a hole in the balloon so that it deflates slowly. What's left is a cup made of chocolate.

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                1. re: Hank Hanover
                  maplesugar RE: Hank Hanover Oct 23, 2011 01:01 PM

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8135... :)

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                  travelerjjm RE: Hofman777 Oct 23, 2011 10:48 AM

                  Lots of good ideas. You could also make molds out of meringue; you could make little cups of pate choux; or you could even use muffin cups. It would be very pretty if you would whip up some cream very stiff, put a bit on the plates, and serve the mousse in the center, using the whipped cream as walls to hold in the mousse.

                  1. TrishUntrapped RE: Hofman777 Oct 23, 2011 11:29 AM

                    Use stemware.

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                      nofunlatte RE: TrishUntrapped Oct 23, 2011 12:08 PM

                      +1. That's my usual method of presenting mousse, though the stemware doesn't always match!

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