2 cups whipping cream
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatine
2 tablespoons COLD water
1/4 cup BOILING water
3 level tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a small cup, mix unflavored gelatine with 2 tablespoons COLD water. Stir and let it sit for a minute while you heat up the water.
Add the boiling water, stir and set aside while you whip the cream.
In a mixing bowl, combine the whipping cream, sugar cocoa powder and vanilla. Whip until soft peaks form.
After soft peaks start to form (and while still beating) slowly drizzle in the dissolved gelatin, then beat the mixture on high till stiff peaks form.
Put mousse into dessert dishes and chill, at least, one hour.
Note: This recipe fills 8 normal size dessert dishes.
NOTE FOR EMPTY NESTERS: I cut this recipe in half and it is perfect for the two of us.......for two nights. It keeps VERY well (covered) in the fridge.