Filomena’s Italian Kitchen in Costa Mesa serves a chocolate mousse called vasetto di crema that reader Sheila Alperstein says is so exceptionally light and airy that “three of us shared one, and it was gone in a nanosecond.” Filomena’s was happy to share its recipe because, even if you’ve already given your beloved a box of candy, you can never have too much chocolate mousse.
Filomena’s vasetto di crema chocolate mousse
In a saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, milk and cream, and then cook over medium-high heat until the mixture thickens to a custard-like consistency. Remove from heat and gently stir in the chocolate until the chocolate is melted and incorporated.
Strain the mixture to remove any lumps, then divide the custard among 6 ramekins or tea cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set, at least 2 hours.