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Chocolate-Pomegranate Mousse

With all of those lovely pomegranates around the house that I blogged about last week, I just couldn’t resist coming up with some sweet ideas for them. I was already planning on making chocolate mousse for the weekend, so I decided to make it a little more interesting by adding a hint of pomegranate. I topped it off with some homemade whipped cream and a few pomegranate seeds, and then I drizzled some pomegranate syrup over the top. Also, since this mousse is very similar to the mousse I use in my dark chocolate mousse pie, it’s nice and substantial – you could drop it right into a pie crust and have chocolate-pomegranate mousse pie! Just make sure to refrigerate for about 2 hours for the pie. Either way, it’s perfectly rich and delicious!

Pour the 2 Tbsp water into a small bowl. Pour in the gelatin.

Meanwhile, bring the 1/4 cup water to a boil. Pour it into the bowl and stir to dissolve the gelatin completely.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar. Pour in the whipping cream.

Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Pour in the gelatin mixture and pomegranate juice and beat until well-blended.

Spoon into dessert dishes and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate syrup for garnish.

Posted by on November 16, 2009.

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16 Responses

  1. Oh, that looks sinful! (:
    Karen.

    by Small Town Runner on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:20 am

  2. It seems to be so easy to do. Your photos are great. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    by Scorpio Woman on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:34 am

  3. That looks just divine! I esp. like the picture of the choc. mousse just beaten- looks so so good!

    by Winnie on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:56 am

  4. this looks wonderful! what a yummy holiday treat 🙂

    by Tiffany on Nov 16, 2009 at 1:04 pm

  5. oooooh, doesn’t that look so pretty and yummy. I don’t think I’ve ever had chocolate and pom….but heck why not? chocolate goes with everything.

    by Danielle on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm

  6. wow! looks sooo good and you know i love anything chocolate (except for white chocolate..not really..lol)! I love your main photo, the final chocolate mousse..so well taken!

    by faithy on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:19 pm

  7. Yum! What a delicious way to use the pomegranates. I always love chocolate mousse, and the addition of pomegranate is wonderful!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm

  8. Great pictures! Lovely mousse 🙂

    BTW, I wanted to let you know that I left a little award for you on my blog!

    by Miss Dot on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:48 am

  9. What a great dessert!

    by Maria on Nov 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

  10. Mmm, that sounds terrific!

    by Hannah on Nov 17, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  11. That bowl of it all whipped up…Oh Gosh….that looks like pure heaven!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Nov 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

  12. So pretty and bright, especially for this time of year when it’s getting dark so early!

    I love chocolate and can only imagine how good the pudding was with the added pomegranate!

    by Michelle on Nov 17, 2009 at 2:45 pm

  13. oh my that looks delish!

    by jakell m on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:12 pm

  14. Your mousse sounds delicious! thanks for sharing 🙂

    by Karine on Nov 18, 2009 at 8:27 am

  15. Chocolate mousse made with cocoa! That’s something I hadn’t seen before. But since you’ve made it, I’m sure it must be amazing. going to try this soon!

    by Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on Nov 29, 2009 at 10:56 am

  16. I am really glad to see some pomegranate recipes. I have always just eaten them by themselves.

    by Kiana Chowning on Jun 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

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