Baileys Chocolate Mousse is ALWAYS a win


2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp. cold water
1/4 c. boiling water
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate flavor, add 1 additional Tbsp.
1 1/2 c. heavy cream very cold
1/2 c. Baileys Irish Cream very cold
1 tsp. vanilla


Before beginning, prep bowl and beaters by placing in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to chill. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; stir and let stand 1 minute to soften.
Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand to cool. Stir together sugar and cocoa in a large mixing bowl; add heavy cream.
Beat at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form; gradually pour in Baileys, vanilla, and gelatin mixture, beating continuously at high speed until well-blended and soft peaks form. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken.
Spoon into serving dishes and place in refrigerator to chill. (*For a faster setting mousse, chill bowls before filling.) Chill 1 hour or until ready to serve

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