Champagne Mousse with Chambord

This Champagne Mousse is delicious, light and is flavored with Chambord as well as champagne. It’s a perfect dessert for New Year’s Eve!

Champagne Mousse with Chambord
Champagne Mousse with Chambord

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Everything was pretty relaxed for us. We combined our families (the hubs’ and I’s) for the first time and it went great! As usual, there was lots of food, family and gift giving. We fit 7 people and 5 dogs into our four bedroom house. It was a madhouse! Then there was more family at my brother’s house. There were a lot of us!

My dad is totally a Christmas junkie, so Christmas morning always takes forever. He loves all the presents. Opening gifts takes forever because he likes to be able to see how everyone likes every gift, so we open each one at a time.

Honestly, I love it too. It’s great to see everything that everyone gets and “ooooh” and “aaahhh” over it. With all the time everyone has to put into shopping, it only seems right that each gift should get due attention, after all. Plus, I’m nosy. I want to see it all! 🙂

Champagne Mousse with Chambord
Champagne Mousse with Chambord

And since Christmas is also my birthday (and this one was my 30th!), we began the celebration with my usual – Funfetti Cake Batter Overnight French Toast Casserole – for breakfast. Easily the best and easiest birthday breakfast ever. Plus, funfetti. Duh.

Of course breakfast was served with Mimosas. Double duh.

Then we moved onto Blackberry Champagne Bellinis. We went through a lot of champagne. 🙂

This mousse is loosely based on that champagne cocktail. You could leave the Chambord out, but I love the additional flavor. Sweetens in up a little too, which you know I like.

I’m so in love with it. The champagne flavor is very obvious, but not overpowering. And because of the fluffy mousse, the whole thing is very light.

Champagne Mousse with Chambord
Champagne Mousse with Chambord

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And don’t be intimidated by making it – it really isn’t hard. I love that it’s no bake!

A quick run-down of how it’s made. You’ll combine the egg yolks and sugar and whisk them together. Then add the champagne. The whole mixture gets heated in a saucepan on the stove. It’ll get a little foamy from the champagne, but that’s ok and will eventually subside.

Heat it on the stove for about 7-10 minutes, until the foam starts to subside and the mixture starts to thicken. It should get to about 160 degrees if you have a thermometer to use.

In the next steps, you add some gelatin to help thicken it further. Then whipped cream is added to give it that light airiness of a delicious mousse.

It’ll firm up further as it sits the fridge. You’ll want to already have it in it’s serving glasses. The longer it refrigerates, the firmer it gets. I like it best after a few hours and that’s definitely what I’d recommend. Too much longer and the lightness of it starts to get lost because it firms up. Still delicious, but firmer. Not bad, just a preference thing.

This Champagne Mousse really is delicious and makes a really fun presentation for New Year’s! Plus, you get even more of your bubbly in your dessert! What could be better?

Champagne Mousse with Chambord
Champagne Mousse with Chambord

Champagne Mousse with Chambord

Yield: 5-6 servings

Ingredients

4 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup + 3 tbsp champagne, divided
2 tbsp chambord, optional
0.25 oz package of gelatin
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
raspberries (or black raspberries)

Instructions

1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well combined.
2. Add 3/4 cup champagne and chambord to egg mixture and whisk until combined.
3. Pour egg mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly. It will be foamy - keep whisking.
4. Mixture will begin to thicken and foam will subside. It's ready when is has thickened and has more volume, about 7-10 minutes. It should reach about 160 degrees, if you have a thermometer. Do not boil.
5. Remove from heat and whisk for another 1-2 minutes, then pour into a clean large bowl and set aside.
6. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 3 tbsp of champagne. Set aside.
7. In another bowl, make whipped cream. Whip heavy cream until it begins to thicken.
8. Add powdered sugar to heavy cream and continue to whip until it has stiff peaks. Set aside.
9. Heat gelatin in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds, until melted.
10. Add gelatin to egg mixture and mix until combined.
11. Slowly fold whipped cream into egg mixture.
12. Spoon mousse into cups and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, or up to 24 hours.
13. Top with whipped cream and a raspberry (or black raspberry).
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Enjoy!

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Recipe modified from Epicurious.

Champagne Mousse with Chambord - a light, easy dessert for New Year's Eve!

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