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Pampered Chef: Milk chocolate chips ok in chocolate mousse?

  1. lyneya

    lyneya Guest

    I have a Feb 9 kitchen show coming up and I wanted to test a recipe. I found the phyllo cups! Perfect and easy! (15 for under $2.00). I got lite cool whip, but regular cream cheese...has anyone tried light cream cheese?

    Anyway, the reason I'm checking in is because I picked up milk chocolate chips, not semi-sweet. The night of we can get semi-sweet of course, but will it make much of a difference in the test run do you think? I'm visiting the friend on Monday, so I thought I'd bring a couple as a sample and would like them to be YUMMY! (Her daughter will eat the treats if nothing else!)

    I'd love to hear any other possible variations on the mousse that people try. I think I will go for the cups with a sliced bit of strawberry garnish and maybe a little grated bit of chocolate on top. That's the plan if the host agrees! Any other nice little ideas for a pre-v-day party? I might demo the sugared petals too as a decorating tip...but I'm going to keep the demo pretty short since we're starting late and everyone already loves PC and owns more than I do!!!
    Jan 28, 2006
  2. luvs2sellit

    luvs2sellit Advanced Member

    I have not had good luck melting milk chocolate chips. The semi sweet melt perfectly but the milk chocolate chips clump and burn. If I were you I would stick with what the recipe calls for.
    Jan 28, 2006
  3. lyneya

    lyneya Guest

    not a success

    I got the milk chocolate chips to melt just fine and added a little bit of cocoa to get it a little bit richer (remember this is test run partial batch). Both my husband and myself think it tastes way too much like cream cheese. Now I LOVE cream cheese, but apparently not in mousse.

    So I'm back to square one. By the phyllo cups rock!! So maybe I can find something else fun to fill them with. :cool:
    Jan 28, 2006
  4. pamperedalf

    pamperedalf Senior Member Silver Member

    Here is my mousse recipe.
    1 pint of heavy whipping cream
    1/4 cup of mlk
    1 tsp. of our Vanilla
    1 sm box of instant choc fudge pudding.
    Using a mixer, start mixing heavy whipping cream and slowly add milk and vanilla; then after about 2-3 mins slowly pour in pudding mix. Will thicken up quite nicely use easy accent decorator to put in cups. Top with a dallop of whip crm, use micro plan grater and grate choc chips over top or use julian peeler and make choc curls w/ a bar of choc. To finish garnish w/ a mint leaf, and looks and tastes wonderful.
    I personally use won ton shells to make my cups, haven't tried the phyllo yet, maybe I should. I hope this variation is helpful, no crm chz. :D

    Oh if you want you can still melt choc chips and drizzle choc over the mousse!!!
    Jan 29, 2006
  5. lyneya

    lyneya Guest

    Thanks! I'll hang on to the recipe. This particular host is allergic to milk, so I'll probably save it for another party (or my own parties!). I know cool-whip has milk in it, but I wanted to limit the dairy so she could at least has a taste. So I've found a couple of options...including a really nice sounding Cappacino whip on the phyllo cups website! www.athens.com. :)
    Jan 29, 2006
  6. pamperedalf

    pamperedalf Senior Member Silver Member

    I like using the heavy whipping crm, but to use cool whip, here is the difference
    1 tsp of vanila
    1 container of cool whip
    1 sm box of choc pudding works pretty much the same. :D
    Jan 29, 2006
  7. dianevill

    dianevill Senior Member Gold Member


    Isn't Cool Whip non-dairy?

    Jan 29, 2006
  8. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

    This was in a recent conversation on here. Coolwhip no longer says nondairy. but it doesn't contain lactose.
    Jan 29, 2006
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