April 3rd is National Chocolate Mousse Day, and with so many of us under a stay at home order, a little chocolate concentration might be a very good thing…

Every year on April 3rd National Chocolate Mousse Day recognizes the deliciously decadent dessert that became popular in France in the 1800s.

Mousse is prepared by beating eggs or cream or both to a frothy, airy consistency and then folding the ingredients together to create a light, creamy delight.

While mousse can be either savory or sweet, on National Chocolate Mousse Day, we will concentrate on delicious chocolate.

The words mousse and chocolate are derived from the French language, so it isn’t difficult to believe France is where to begin looking for the beginnings of this versatile creation. Chocolate was introduced to the French around the year 1615, and the rest is history, although we don’t know an exact date when the relationship of the two commenced.

Then a century later, the French developed a method for making a mousse. Savory led the way, but it couldn’t have been long before the same approach was applied to chocolate.

In the United States, an advertisement in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1887 included classes on how to make chocolate mousse offered by a Miss Parloa. She also advised how to make potato soup, larded grouse, potato timbale, and corn muffins.

From dark chocolate to milk chocolate, bittersweet, or any combination, there is plenty of variety when it comes to chocolate mousse.

So, how can we celebrate this amazing delicacy?

Give this recipe a try: Ghirardelli Chocolate Mousse recipe. We’re sure it will be Positively Delicious!