National Chocolate Mousse Day
National Chocolate Mousse Day is observed next on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 (124 days from today).
April 3rd every year is National Chocolate Mousse Day. Chocolate Mousse is a light but full-bodied food that is whipped until airy. Mousse can be sweet or savory. Flavors for pastries include chocolate, coffee, caramel, or various herbs and spices such as mint or vanilla. Rats can be served both hot or cold. Chocolate mousse is made by adding beaten egg yolks to melted chocolate and is always served cold. Salty musses are mainly made from meat, fish, shellfish, foie gras, cheese or vegetables. National Chocolate Mousse Day is for the divine dessert, chocolate mousse.
History of National Chocolate Mousse Day
Like us, we hope you have your spoons ready for National Chocolate Mousse Day. After all, you won't want to miss out on the deliciousness of chocolate for anything.
Mousse is made by whisking eggs or cream or both to a thick, bubbly consistency and then folding the ingredients together to create a delightful, light cream.
The words mousse and chocolate are of French origin, so it's not hard to believe that France is where to start looking for the beginnings of this versatile creation. Although we don't have an exact date as to when, we do know that chocolate was introduced to the French around 1615, and they fell in love.
Chocolate mousse has originated from France. It's unclear exactly when this dish was invented, but a few historical clues allow us to put together some ideas. Chocolate first came to France in 1615. Although there was chocolate in some desserts in the past, it was until the 1800s that is the birth of the latest chocolate mousse. At that time, Mousse has become an important part of the French dishes.
After the French, chocolate mousse became popular with Americans. There are various explanations for when chocolate mousse was introduced to the public in the United States. It is said that there is an advertisement of the chocolate mousse recipe on “Brooklyn Daily Eagle” for a cooking class by Miss Parloa in 1887. However, two other accounts say that the recipe was revealed by A) an exhibition in 1892 and B) “Boston Daily Globe” in the Housekeepers Column in 1892.
These different accounts dazzle us with confusion but in the end it doesn't matter because we're here for the chocolate mousse. Nowadays, desserts are enjoyed in many different ways, be it with berries, seasonal fruits ... People all over the world have loved this dessert because of its deliciousness concocted from a simple combination of eggs, chocolate and foam.
Reasons for National Chocolate Mousse Day being loved
- It's for the cultural history and inspiration
The French absolutely love their chocolate! So it was only natural for them to add it to an original savory dish. It is interesting to see the creativity in the human mind when we put our love and dedication into something.
- It's a celebration of connection
Although people are divided by many things today, there are still some things that unite us as one by connecting us on levels we never imagined. Chocolate mousse cake becomes one of the favorite dishes in many countries around the world. It is loved by people who have never come to France.
- It's a celebration of taste and invention
There are many experiments you can do with chocolate mousse. Now, remember, we're not necessarily asking you to mix salty and sweet, but maybe try it and see where it goes. Obviously, you should only try those dishes/flavors that go well together. At the end of the day, the real celebration lies in the versatility of the dish.
Celebrating National Chocolate Mousse Day
It can be celebrated by enjoying a delicious dessert at any of your favorite restaurants. Chocolate mousse can be made in so many varieties from dark chocolate to milk chocolate, bittersweet, or any combination. So seize this day to spark your creativity to prepare any one of the combinations of chocolate mousse and make it attractive with presentation. On this day you can make a chocolate mousse cake and surprise your favorite friend. Do not forget to upload some photos on social media with using the hashtag #ChocolateMousseDay to encourage people around the world to get involved in National Chocolate Mousse Day.
ObservedNational Chocolate Mousse Day has been observed annually on April 3rd.
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