Cheese and chocolate “mousse”…three ingredients and three steps!

by Sunita on February 24, 2009

We’re back ( just me and the kids though, Dinesh is staying for a few more days) from our whirlwind trip to India, after days of sunshine, late mornings, no routines, indulgences, chitchats, and putting on weight in all the wrong places.  Although the heart desired to stay longer, it was, however a short, but refreshing break, and we’re glad to be back to our routine. We reached home last night, and today, the warm clothes and bikes are out, the kids were happy to go back to school, and here I am, blogging away to glory.

And since we are talking of indulgences, a quick, but delicious treat that anyone can rustle up in a matter of minutes would be the icing on the cake. Do you remember these mini chocolate pots I posted recently? Some of you have even tried it out and loved it. The following recipe for cheese and chocolate mousse is somewhat inspired by that, but it is even easier and quicker.

You can literally melt, mix and serve in a matter of a few minutes. With just three ingredients and three steps, it is a chocoholic’s delight . I had made this before our trip to use up some leftover cheese, and none of us regretted it!

What’s needed-

100 gms of dark chocolate ( mine had 74% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
2 tblsp agave nectar or honey
150 gms of quark (is a virtually fat free soft cheese) or other cream cheese

How to-

  1. Melt the chocolate and agave nectar together in a bowl.
  2. Mix in the quark and stir vigorously till everything is well combined. The mixture will thicken.
  3. Fill a piping bag with the mousse and pipe into mini ramekins ( 2 inches in diameter) while still warm. I got seven of them. Of course you can just spoon or scoop the mousse into your desired bowl, but piping them does make them look more inviting :-)

This picture is my entry for Click:Cheese

There! Wasn’t that easy! A rich decadent dessert ready in minutes. And it’s really yum too!

This is a very adaptable recipe and other ingredients like nuts and dried fruits can be added to it. You can also adjust the sweetness; add more or less according to your preference.

On another note, thank you so much for your support during the time when my site was down. The overflowing emails of concern, from you, my dear readers, were really overwhelming. Thanks also for being patient, for coming back, and leaving your comments when you could. I really appreciate it.

Raising a spoonful of the decadent desert to all of you !!


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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Asha February 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Good to see you back, I am sure you had a blast there in India! :)

That dessert is delicious, love the swirls on top. Enjoy.


2 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Thanks Asha. The kids did love it :-)


3 Meeta February 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm

good to have you back sunita and with a decadent yummy dessert too. A must try on my list. Looks absolutely divine!


4 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Thanks dear Meeta… nice to be back :-)


5 jo February 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Looks absolutely delicious. Love the fact that you had piped the mousse and great pics.


6 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Thanks Jo…piping does give it an edge, doesn’t it :-)


7 Alka February 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm

yumm.. looks delicious!!! Glad you had a wonderful time.. and very glad your site is back!! Phew!! :)


8 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Thaks Alka, and it was quite some relief indeed :-)


9 sandeepa February 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm

You are back, that was one short trip. At least you don’t spend 24 hrs just travelling so guess that’s better. How was home and everything , did the kiddos have fun ?

Dessert looks divine


10 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Short and sweet… the kids did have a lot of fun :-)


11 vidyavenky February 24, 2009 at 5:16 pm

lovely recipe…first time to ur blog..its very interesting… visit my blog when u can..


12 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Thanks…glad you like my space :-)


13 A&N February 24, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Looks gorgeous. I’m trying it out tonite. And will let you know how it turned out!


14 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Thanks…do give it a try…hope you like it as much asd we did :-)


15 Jennifer February 24, 2009 at 8:55 pm

What a fabulous use for quark!!!


16 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Thanks…I’ve begun to use it quite a bit :-)


17 snooky doodle February 24, 2009 at 9:31 pm

wow what delicious little gems. these look so good and creamy !!


18 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Thanks snooky..they’re little and decadent :-)


19 Kiran February 24, 2009 at 11:42 pm

I do the same with fresh cream and fruits, or fruit jams, which tastes very good too. Have never tried quark, might have to look out for it. Good to have you back with your site running again. Hope you had a great break ;)


20 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Thanks you Kiran…nice to be back :-)


21 deeba February 25, 2009 at 12:52 am

How indulgent & simply so Sunita. I’ve got to get to the bottom of making quark!


22 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

This is very indulgent..the main reason behind those li’l portions :-)


23 Nags February 25, 2009 at 1:06 am

Beautiful pics! :)


24 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Thanks Nags :-)


25 bee February 25, 2009 at 3:08 am

cheese means click. a very chocolatey cheesey click.


26 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm
27 Nirmala February 25, 2009 at 3:17 am

Aah you are back! How much I missed your posts! These little ramekins are way too delicious and yeah the piping gives it a orgeous look!


28 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Yes, I’m back, Nirmala…and it does feel nice to back among you all :-)


29 Srimathi ( February 25, 2009 at 4:10 am

The photos looks wonderful and creamy.


30 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Thanks Srimathi :-)


31 sushma February 25, 2009 at 7:59 am

good to hav eu back girl hope u had great time..

the dessert really rocks with very simple ingredients :)


32 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Thanks Sushma, we did have an enjoyable time indeed :-)


33 sailaja February 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Simply Awesome!


34 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Thanks Sailaja :-)


35 Madhumathi February 25, 2009 at 4:48 pm

WOw..Sunita,this is mind blowing..The mousse looks tempting..Im drooling here..
Brilliant pictures :)


36 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Thanks Madhumati..we did love it indeed :-)


37 Ivy February 25, 2009 at 7:18 pm

It’s great to have you back again. I remember your mini chocolate pots and they look even better now.


38 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for sticking around, Ivy…really appreciate it :-)


39 Soma February 25, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Stunning pics! I was expecting to see these go to CLICK! this time.

& Fabulously tempting & Easy recipe. Bookmarking this!


40 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Thanks Soma…do give it a try :-)


41 Maya February 26, 2009 at 2:44 am

Hope you had a great time in India Sunita! You are back yesterday and blogging today, some energy you have :) ..these pics are pure torture..a must dessert..


42 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Thanks for the energy, well, with two boisterous kids around, one does need to be on one’s toes :-)


43 Nicisme February 26, 2009 at 9:29 am

Glad to hear you had a lovely time – bet you are tired now though!
Looks like a great dessert, I must try quark sometime.


44 Sunita February 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Thanks Nic…also, it was really nice of you to write to me when I was away :-)


45 varsha March 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

COngrats sunita,for winning the Click..they look so lovely..cant take my eyes off..:)


46 Dhana March 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

The recipe sounds so simple, and the pictures look fantastic! Will surely try this soon!


47 Poornima March 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Congratulation on your win Sunita….the mousse looks heavenly….can’t stop ogling.


48 Jamie November 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Sunita! I saw the photo of these luscious little chocolate pots on Refrigerator Soup, clicked on the image and to my surprise ended up at your house! I love this simple scrumptious recipe! Yay!


49 Sunita November 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm

You’re welcome in my house anytime, dear Jamie :-)


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