Chocolate Mousse: The Loving Kitchen (& and Giveaway!)

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Chocolate MousseYou know how sometimes you meet someone and instantly you feel like you’ve known them your entire life.  LeAnn Rice is one of those people.  From the time I first met her several months ago, I’ve felt like we had an instant connection.  So when I got the chance to read her cookbook when it came out last week, I felt like I was having a chat with an old friend.  I always say we Southerners express our love for one another by cooking for each other?  Well, LeAnn and I are kindred spirits in that belief.  Her new book, The Loving Kitchen, is about sharing the recipes that she uses to welcome in and love on her neighbors, family, and community.  She’s the delightful and inspiring voice behind the blog, LeAnn Cooks.

The book is filled with amazing recipes.  From her Chicken and Harvest Vegetable Soup and Sunday Pork Roast to her Hummingbird Cupcakes and Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars, it really has something for everyone.  And if the amazing food doesn’t get you, LeAnn’s approachable narrative and inspiration stories will.  She’s a wonderful person with a mouthwatering book – I just know it will be a welcome addition in your home.

lovingkitchen2The amazing folks at Nelson Books/Thomas Nelson are giving away 3 copies to lucky Southern Bite readers!  Scroll to the bottom of the post for entry details.

I’ve dogeared so many pages in this book it’s crazy.  There’s just so much good food.  In trying to find a recipe to share here on Southern Bite, I wanted it to be easy and not require a bunch of ingredients.  This Chocolate Mouse fits the bill perfectly.  Requiring only four ingredients you can have DELICIOUS Chocolate Mousse in no time.  There a no eggs in this recipe and there aren’t any fancy techniques or double boilers either.  If you can whip cream, you can make this Chocolate Mousse.  But this recipe doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of all that is in the amazing book.  Try this recipe and get your copy today!

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  1. Heat 1/2 cup of the heavy cream in a microwave-safe cup and microwave on high for 1 minute or until very hot to the touch. Put the chocolate chips in a large bowl and pour the hot cream over the chips. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy cream into a large bowl. Add vanilla and confectioner's sugar and beat with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Stir the chocolate cream mixture until you have a smooth and creamy mixture and set aside to cool for 20 minute4s. Now do your best not to eat the entire bowl with a spoon. It will be tempting, but don't do it. (Okay, maybe a little lick... just not the entire bowl.)
  4. Gently fold one quarter of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Add another quarter or the whipped cream and fold into the chocolate. Add the remaining whipped cream and fold until combined.
  5. At this point you can put the mixture into a piping bag and pipe into chocolate shells or spoon the mixture into individual pudding cups or wine glasses. Cover and chill. Garnish with berries, whipped cream, chocolate curls, etc.
  6. Now you can lick the bowl!

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  1. I read a sample of her book on my kindle yesterday. Very interesting and loving book! I would love to win a copy, maybe I would pass it on and share the joy!!m Just maybe!LOL!!! I love your website, I just found last week and I am a new subsciber! Thank you!!

  2. Joy is in my kitchen with lots of smiles when cooking with SOUTHERN BITE. :)My family loves SOUTHERN. BITE

  3. I am new to your site but I love all of the simple recipes you have for amazing food. Food is what brings my family together. I am always on the look out for something different. Thank you for sharing.

  4. This short-ingredient easy recipe is right up my alley! Love how you piped it into jars too…very nice. Making soon. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  5. It looks yummy! Would love to win a copy!

  6. Would love to win, but don’t do Facebook, Pintrest, Twitter….so guess I’m out of luck. Too Bad.

  7. Donna Amick says:

    I would love a copy of the cookbook and I also enjoy your recipes. Thank you.

  8. Looks YUMMY!!!, but I can’t ate chocolaty. Pity :'(

  9. karen miller says:

    This looks great! I want to make it for my family tonite.

  10. Karen Ostrom says:

    I’m so glad I double checked I can’t believe I wasn’t following you on pinterest, but got that corrected, love your blog and all of your recipes and of course I would I’m a southern girl

  11. Love Southern, love chocolate mousse, love getting new cookbooks!!!

  12. Look delicious, I love chocolate!

  13. MARSHA G says:

    I would love to win a new cookbook it would be so awesome to go through and read. I read cookbooks like people read novels

  14. This looks absolutely amazing & delicious!!!! 🙂

  15. I believe that you can truly never own enough cookbooks. I’d love to win this to add to my collection of awesome cookbooks. Food connects us all, regardless of where we live, age, gender etc,. and I love sitting around talking to total strangers about the best thing they’ve ever eaten. By the time we part ways, I’ve usually made a friend through talking about food. 🙂 By the way, the mousse looks fabulous, but do you have a white chocolate version?

  16. Margaret says:

    I do love cookbooks. Being an Alabama cook, I just know I would love this one.

  17. Despite being a girl from Australia, I am having a love affair with Southern Food which I have introduced to friends and family whom I have also converted. Just love it!

  18. I LOVE Cookbooks and enjoy cooking more at age 78, than I did when we were raining our children, and I credit the Food Channels for my new found inspiration.. The shows are great, and I enjoy watching the home cooks compete as much as I enjoy the pros.

  19. Ashton Christie says:

    If it has to do with food I’m there. especially recipes and cookbooks. At this point in my life I would need to be rich and live a 1000 years to cook all the recipes I have saved!!
    Enjoy your blog and recipes keep up the good work!

  20. Tracey Pullum says:

    The chocolate Mousse looks great, and not really full of a lot of sugar. My husband and I both enjoy the Southern Bite Cookbook, and The Loving Kitchen looks very nice as well.

  21. Beautiful cookbook! The Chocolate Mousse looks delicious!

  22. I spent most of this weekend cooking & would love even more recipes to put in the rotation for the summer. Chocolate mousse is on the list for this weekend!

  23. Looks wonderful and I would LOVE to win that cookbook. I absolutely have a cookbook addiction!!

  24. J. Watts says:

    I enjoy your blog so much.
    Would love to win this cookbook, too.
    God Bless you and your family!

  25. Cathy Perez says:

    Can’t wait to make this Chocolate Mousse recipe, love your blog.

  26. Linda C. Seal says:

    I tell ya, I am a southern cook born, bread, raised in the South. I was told yesterday by my son’s girlfriend “Ms. Linda I do not know what you do to your cooking and how you season it but I love everything you make.” I just smiled and said that it comes from my mamma , my grandmas, aunts and some uncles too. It is simply Southern cooking and that is alright by me. This cookbook looks amazing and I am such a lover of chocolate. Cannot wait to make this!

  27. I am definitely making this Mousse recipe for my boys!

  28. That mousse looks divine! Definitely bookmarking this!

  29. Charlotte says:

    Would love to win the cookbook! I’m sure I would love it like I do Southern Bite and Southern Plate!!

  30. Cheryl Sanders says:

    I’m not a huge fan of so much chocolate but this looks so good! I would love to win a copy of this cookbook 🙂

    Thank you Stacey! Southern Bite is AWESOME!!!

  31. Angela Woodie says:

    Southern Bite is the best.

  32. Margaret Jebe says:

    LeAnn’s new book looks like an amazing addition to my collection! Always looking for the latest books! Still loving my copy of your book, Stacey!!!

  33. Becky (central oregon) says:

    I need some fresh ideas before the het gets to much here…

  34. Debbie Caraballo says:

    Would love to have this cookbook! The recipe you shared looks soooo good, and beautiful presentation. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Leslie Stover says:

    This looks like a wonderful cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. Martha Aron says:


  37. I can’t wait to make this chocolate mousse.. I love anything chocolate. Love your blog and have made so many of your recipes with good results. Thanks for a great giveeway.

  38. A delicious looking dessert!!

  39. keshakeke says:

    This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  40. I’ve already put both cookbooks on my wish list! I really enjoy the tone and variety of both blogs, so I know I will enjoy the cookbooks. Would love to win one…

  41. David Bell says:

    Looks great

  42. barbara n says:

    I subscribe to Leanne’s blog and love all her recipes! Would love to add this cookbook to my collection!

  43. Lynda Redman says:

    Always lookin for a new book full of yummy recipes

  44. Your recipe looks HEAVENLY & I would love to have this cookbook!

  45. Bettie Martin says:

    This recipe looks delicious. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this cookbook!

  46. This recipe looks heavenly!

  47. I wish I had a bowl of your yummy looking chocolate mousse right NOW! Looks delicious..can’t wait to make it..and, this is a great cookbook and giveaway..thanks for the chance to win.

  48. That mousse looks and sounds delicious. I love easy recipes like that.

  49. Mippy/Sabrina says:

    The mousse looks deliiiicious! I ordered your book and it’s on it’s way so if I win I will share this copy with one of my lucky friends. 😉

  50. I would love to win a copy! Yum!!!

  51. Ginger Hackney says:

    Will definitely make this – good for low carb dessert! Would really love to win this great cookbook too.

  52. jennifer says:

    Would love to win a new cookbook. I am always looking for new things to cook.

  53. Deirdre Campbell says:

    Cool! Thanks for sharing!

  54. Is it too late to enter to win the cookbook? It looks like an outstanding book and I would love to win one.
    Thanks for all your great recipes and for the giveaway.,

  55. Can you tell me how many servings this makes?

  56. I made this and I’ve never made a mousse before. When you said “stiff peaks” I thought the cream and sugar would get firmer and I ended up whipping it too much and it became liquid. I had to make a second batch. So to all you 1st timers like me you just want FLUFFY peaks of cream, and then stop any more whipping and it’s ruined.

  57. Hi there,

    I’m going to make this chocolate mousse recipe for a ladies night I’m wondering if I can make it 1 to 2 days before and leave it in the fridge. Thanks and looks delicious!

  58. This looks so fr———-king good, and I love chocolate. I can’t wait to make it

  59. What percentage of cocoa do you use for the chocolate chips. It looks delicious, but without a lot of added sugar, I just wanted to make sure how dark of a chip would be best. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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