Dip your spoon (over and over!) into this cool, creamy dessert inspired by a visit to a Vietnamese coffee shop. The thick, silky, coffee-chocolate base topped with a whiskey Sabayon (classically French) makes a perfectly boozy, sweet ending to any meal.
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Pots de Créme:
- Bloom gelatin in cold water, let stand for 5 minutes. Place chocolate in medium heat-safe bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk egg yolks and sugar in separate heat-safe bowl until light and fluffy; set aside. Bring milk to boil in saucepan; stir in instant coffee. Temper hot milk mixture to yolk mixture, whisking constantly until blended. Return mixture to saucepan.
- Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. (Do not heat above 180°F). Pour hot mixture over chocolate in bowl. Add gelatin mixture, stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Cool to room temperature.
- Whisk heavy cream to soft peak. Gradually fold into cooled chocolate custard mixture. Spoon mousse into 8 (6-ounce/175 ml) serving bowls. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and hold refrigerated for service.
- Prepare the Sabayon. Whisk egg yolks, whiskey, sugar and vanilla in heat-safe bowl over double boiler until well blended and smooth. Whisk constantly until doubled in volume, very foamy and thickened to nappe. Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.
- Spoon Sabayon over chilled Pot de Creme. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.