Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse


I have a friend who loves to make/eat any type of dessert that can fit into a cup.  I have another friend who loves tea more than life.  I feel like pretty much everyone would be pleased if I passed them a ramekin filled with my new obsession: Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse.  I've been dreaming of chocolate mousse for what seems like a decade, but never quite knew how to make it.  I'm still not convinced I do, since the method I found to create this dessert was very unorthodox.  I just steeped tea and poured it over chocolate in a blender!

I felt a bit like a 1950's housewife, wanting to ring up my bosom buddies just to let them know how simple it was to make this treat.  Instead, I'll let them stumble upon it via social media.  Because it is 2013, after all.

Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse
Adapted recipe from Food 52

Ingredients:

6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips (2/3 cups)
1/2 cup of boiled water
1 tea bag of Earl Grey
1 tbsp of granulated sugar
2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 egg whites
A dollop of greek yogurt for garnish

Instructions:

1- Boil water and steep tea with sugar for 5-10 minutes.
2-Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract to blender.  Pour tea in.  Wait 30-60 seconds for the chips to begin to melt.  Blend for 15-30 seconds.
3-Add in two egg whites and blend for 60 seconds.
4-Pour mixture into small dishes, ramekins, teacups or whatever you please, and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
5-Garnish with a dollop of greek yogurt per ramekin. 

There's something about this recipe that seems holiday inspired to me.  I might try to make these again during Xmas.  I wonder how this would taste with different tea blends.  Chai mousse, anyone?