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Fresh Berry Shortcakes with White Chocolate Mousse
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Spice Islands®

Fresh Berry Shortcakes with White Chocolate Mousse

Difficulty

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 42 minutes

12 servings

Ingredients

White Chocolate Mousse

6 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped

1-1/2 cups heavy cream

3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract

OR 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Shortcakes

2-1/3 cups packaged all-purpose biscuit mix

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

Berry Sauce

4 cups fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

White Chocolate Mousse:
Stir white chocolate and 1/2 cup of the cream in a heavy saucepan over low heat until chocolate is melted. Transfer chocolate mixture to a large bowl. Cool until mixture begins to thicken. Beat remaining 1 cup cream with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream and almond or vanilla extract into chocolate mixture. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. 

Shortcakes:
Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Combine biscuit mix, milk, butter, chocolate chips and vanilla until soft dough forms. Drop by 12 spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over shortcakes.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool.


Berries:
Rinse and trim berries. Slice if desired. Add sugar and vanilla; gently stir. Chill until ready to serve.

To assemble:
Split shortcakes and place each in a shallow bowl. Top with White Chocolate Mousse and berry sauce. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf, if desired.
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