Kids seem to find the thought of chocolate reindeer poop hilarious, and if your kid(s) is one of those kids then make them a cup of this silly (but delicious!) Chocolate Reindeer Poop Pudding as an after-dinner treat during the holidays – complete with Rudolph’s red (cherry) nose on top!
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Chocolate Reindeer Poop
Okay, okay, so it’s just chocolate mousse – but how fun to call it Chocolate Reindeer Poop right? I know my niece and nephew get a kick out of such silliness!
I remember making chocolate mousse in school Home Economics lessons and it was so easy to do and tasted so much better than the stuff you can buy in stores.
If I could make mousse successfully at the age of 13, I’m pretty sure you will be able to, too!
Ingredients used in this recipe
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe.
I highly recommend always reading a recipe all the way through before starting.
- Heavy Cream/Double Cream, Sugar, Eggs
- Chocolate Chips – Dark, Milk, or Semi-Sweet, depending on your preference.
- Whipped Cream and Maraschino Cherries (for decorating, optional)
This recipe contains raw eggs so bear that in mind if this is a concern for you.
However, using the freshest eggs, practicing good food hygiene, and depending on your country’s food supply chain, means the risk of contracting salmonella is likely to be minimal.
The UK, Lion Mark eggs are virtually free of salmonella and have been declared as safe:
“The risk of salmonella is now so low you needn’t worry. And that’s true whether you’re a fit healthy adult, or whether you’re pregnant or elderly or young. It’s only people on strictly medically supervised diets who need to avoid those eggs.”
Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
- Soup Appetizer: Winter Vegetable Soup
- Main Dish: Christmas Pulled Pork
- Side Dish: Jewelled Rice Salad
- Beverage: Naughty Elf Cocktail (includes mocktail version)
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy! Please feel free to check them out too.
More Recipes Using Chocolate
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- 2½ cups heavy cream/double cream, divided
- 8 oz. high-quality dark, milk, or semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate
- ¼ ccup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- Whipped cream (for decoration, optional)
- Maraschino cherries (for decoration, optional)
- Heat 1 cup of cream with chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chips have melted. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar with a hand-held mixer at medium speed for 3-minutes.
- While mixing on the same setting as above, slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Once combined, pour back into the pan used to melt the chocolate. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
- Once chilled, whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the chilled chocolate into the whipped cream until thoroughly combined. The mixture should have a fluffy consistency.
- Spoon chocolate mousse into a piping bag and pipe into small dessert cups/shot glasses/dishes.
- Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 591Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 176mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g
This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
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