So I bring you the recipe for Ghetto Chocolate Mousse
1 box of the shelf stable whipping cream from trader joes.
Some amount (1/2cup or so) chocolate chips.
Whip the cream until nearly stiff peaks.
Melt chips and slowly add chocolate to whipping cream until just incorporated.
Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
Bonus, use a rubber scraper to scrape any extra chocolate and swirl it into cream. It gets crunchy.
This is ghetto because while it was delicious it was a little too grainy to be called mousse.
The great thing about having little kids around is that I got to justify this as a learning experience. Andrew was seriously impressed watching the liquid cream grow larger and more solid.
But let's be real- I just needed dessert.