My Dark Secret

Dear Readers,

While I’m pretty good at a lot of things – at-home facials, finding a sale, folding a fitted sheet – I absolutely suck at technology. Which is why it took me several weeks to realize I needed to install a widget to create a “Follow This Blog” button. Pathetic, I know!

So, to thank you for your patience and understanding I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes: a rich chocolate mousse you whip up in the blender. This is so creamy, delicious and fancy looking that everyone will think you spent hours on it, yet it takes under 10 minutes (plus time to set up in the fridge). Enjoy!!

Blender Chocolate Mousse


  • 6 oz. of chocolate morsels (use good quality chocolate; e.g., Ghirardelli Dark)
  • ¾ cup milk*, heated just below boiling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • (Optional: a splash of black coffee or your fave liqueur)


  1. Put everything except the milk into a blender.
  2. Heat the milk and add it last.
  3. Blend for 2 minutes on low-medium speed. (Note: this melts the chocolate and “cooks” the eggs)
  4. Give it a quick blast on high and pour immediately into 4 large or 6 small ramekins.
  5. Chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream, fresh berries or just dive on in.

* I use fat-free milk but of course 2% or whole milk tastes even better.

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