1 tsp unflavored gelatin
1T cold water
1T boiling water
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C Cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 C heavy cream (very cold!)
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 (mixture must be clear) Stir together sugar and cocoa in small cold mixer bowl; add heavy cream and vanilla. Beat at a medium speed until stiff peaks form; pour in gelatin mixture and beat until well blended. Spoon into serving dishes. Chill about 1/2 hour. Makes 4 1/2 Cup servings.
To double recipe use 1 envelope gelatin and double remaining ingredients.
Make sure the gelatin is COMPLETELY dissolved or your mousse will have a beady texture.
DO NOT over beat the heavy cream or it will not be as creamy (it gets more runny)
This recipe comes from Mom (Sylvia Lewis). And it is really easy and delicious!!! It is extremely rich so a small serving goes a long way! It is fabulous topped with raspberries.