Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: chilling time: 15 minutes, and up to several hours
Serves: 5 servings
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Fold all of the whipped cream into the chocolate-cream mixture.
1. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of the cream over low heat until it simmers, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add chips; and stir until smooth.
2. Meanwhile, whip the remaining cream with an electric mixer or a whisk, gradually adding in the sugar and vanilla and whipping until soft peaks form. Fold half of the whipped cream into the melted chocolate-cream mixture. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream, and place mixture in a large bowl to chill.
3. Cover bowl, and chill for at least 15 minutes (or as long as overnight).
per serving ( 1/2 cup): 311 calories, 27 g fat (17 g saturated), 24 mg sodium, 82 mg cholesterol.