This is the dessert that we made for our Sister's Day party. It's from Cooking Light magazine.
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
2 ½ tbsp cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 cups 2% milk
¼ cup Frangelico (hazelnut-flavored liqueur)
½ tsp vanilla extract
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts, toasted
Combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, salt, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
Heat milk over medium-high heat in a small, heavy saucepan to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Gradually add hot milk to sugar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Place the milk mixture in pan, and cook over medium heat until very thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into a medium bowl, and add liqueur, vanilla, and chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Place bowl in a large ice-filled bowl for 15 minutes or until mixture is cool, stirring occasionally.
Remove bowl from ice. Gently fold in one-third of whipped topping. Fold in remaining topping. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Sprinkle with hazelnuts.
Makes 6 servings (serving size: about ⅔ cup mousse and 1 tsp hazelnuts)
So, ours didn't turn out so good. It was grainy and kind of bland. We did make one mistake; we added too much Cool Whip, but I really don't think that made much of a difference. It wasn't smooth at all. Other thant the Cool Whip thing, we followed the recipe exactly. So I don't know why it didn't turn out right.
This is what it was supposed to look like: