Chocolate Dome

Last week I found a surprise package at my door! A reader had sent me some new supplies- very exciting 😀 There was some edible gold leaf and a whipping siphon. This was my first time testing them out!

At first, I wanted the whipping siphon to make whipped cream for my hot chocolate. But I’ve learned it can be used for much more than that, including mousse, and even cake!

I decided to make a chocolate dome filled with chocolate mousse and placed in the center of a banana mousse “cloud”.

To make it, you’ll need hemisphere molds. Thinly coat the molds with a layer of tempered chocolate (I cheated here and used some candy melts, which doesn’t need to be tempered, as a shortcut. I’ve never used these before, but wanted to try it as it would save time, money, and be more quiet – the tempering machine is a little bit noisy. Turns out real chocolate tastes like 10,000,000,000x better and is easier to work with. Lesson learned). Set the molds aside to harden while you make the mousse.

Whipping Siphon Chocolate Mousse:

100g Chocolate

150g Cream

50g Milk

Melt all ingredients together then pour into a whipping siphon. Load the siphon with 1 charger. Shake vigorously ~20 times. Try dispensing a little to test that it is no longer liquid.

Fill the chocolate hemisphere cavities with chocolate mousse. Place in the freezer to harden. Once hard, take the domes out of the molds. To place the gold leaf on top, use a couple paint brushes to carefully tear and transport a piece onto the chocolate. Do not touch the gold with your fingers! It is extremely fragile and prone to shriveling up on itself at the slightest touch.

Whipping Siphon Banana Mousse “Cloud”:

2 bananas

1/2 cup cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Puree all ingredients together. Pour through a sieve to rid of any solid pieces, then pour into a whipping siphon.

Create a ring of fluffy banana mousse on a small plate. Place the chocolate dome in the middle. Enjoy 🙂



While this wasn’t my favorite dessert I’ve made in terms of taste, It was very exciting to test out my new supplies and I loved the way it looked! Can’t wait to see what more I can do with these gadgets now that I know how they work.

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