"CARMEN" inspired Dulce De Leche Chocolate Mousse
There is nothing better than a petite presentation of chocolate mousse. There is something about chocolate mousse that is so satisfying and quiets my chocolate cravings. I can eat it and feel like I did not overdo it, but also feel like I had a little fun! Try my delicious Dulce De Leche Chocolate Mousse inspired by the opera CARMEN!
4 Hrs 15 Mins Total
15 Mins Prep
4 Hrs Cooling
Serves 6 People
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 (13 1/2 ounces) can dulce de leche (You can make your own, but if you are not an expert at finding your way around the corner. I actually enjoy this substitution)
6 ounces bittersweet (72% +) dark chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
whipped cream optional
PREPARATION FOR DULCE DE LECHE CHCOLATE MOUSSE -In a heavy medium saucepan, heat the milk and the dulce de leche, stirring until well blended. Add the chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Allow to cool.
-In a medium bowl beat the heavy cream with an electric mixer until it forms soft peaks. Gently fold the heavy cream into the cooled chocolate mixture. Divide into 6 decorative glasses and refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.
The story of Carmen (in a nutshell)
Motivated by genuine, shocking stories gathered by the creator of the first 1845 novella while going to Spain, Carmen is an emotional story of adoration, desire, and misfortune. It tells the story of a soldier, Don José, who is tempted by Carmen, a red-hot wanderer lady with a craving for smuggling. Leaving his childhood sweetheart and betraying his military profession, the drama follows José in his quest for Carmen's admiration. However, despite his best efforts, Don José's journey for adoration by Carmen doesn't end as he hoped.