Vanilla Mousse

This adorable frothy cup is not a vanilla latte.  It is a lighter than air mousse.  I’m usually not a huge fan of mousse, but this recipe is fantastic.  It is a lovely little vanilla mousse with a punch.  Real vanilla beans leave a strong vanilla taste in your mouth.  It also has a velvetly smooth texture.  In short, its pure heaven.  And simple too!  So here’s a special Thanksgiving treat for all of you out there.

Now, I must admit, this is not my recipe.  This is from the food blogger, Sugarlaws.  You can find her original recipe here.

All you need to make this mouse is: One Vanilla bean, seeds scraped from the pod
2/3 cup sugar
2 egg whites
1 cup heavy cream

Whip heavy cream with vanilla bean seeds and 1/3 cup sugar until soft peaks form (err on the side of slightly overwhipped). Set aside. Next, in a medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add 1/3 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Note: this will take a little time.

Fold together the whipped cream mixture and the egg mixtures (I folded the eggs into the whipped cream). Gently pour into individual serving dishes and refrigerate at least six hours, or overnight.