Our Stoner Chef shares his method for cream infusion…
Sutton shows us how to make a sexy chocolate mousse for two. (Or you.)
Illustrated by sarah Sunshine Scott
Written by Chef Sutton
Photos by Chef Sutton / cartoon effects by Katy Somerville
- 1/4 ounce of your favorite flower
- 1 quart cream (use only half to steep your herb, then add the other two cups and heat but don’t boil over)
- 1 quart chocolate chips
- Whipping cream (4 cups)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (For the whipped cream)
Pot for cream
Container/containers for mousse
I used a coffee grinder to grind my herbs
Steep in two cups of cream for half hour at very low heat.
Melt four cups chocolate chips in the oven at 250 degrees on a sheet pan.
Meanwhile, combine herb-infused cream with two cups cream – COLD – and heat on stove till hot but not boiling …
Whip four cups whipping cream with half cup sugar till you have stiff peaks.
Tip: Watch those chips! As soon as the chips start to melt, remove the sheet pan from the oven and scrape the melty chips to one corner of the pan.
To make the ganache, add the hot herb-cream to your blender and turn on low. Scrape the melty chips into the blender increasing the speed as necessary, until smooth.
Once blended, carefully fold together your whipped cream and ganache.
NOTE: The more vigorously you combine the two, the more you will lose air from your mousse. This isn’t bad, but most folks prefer their mousse more whippy. (I like mine in the middle.)
Pour the mixture from the bowl into the pitcher and use the pitcher to fill smaller serving size containers, or just refrigerate the whole batch in one container and then scoop out servings.
Or keep it all to yourself.
Be your own valentine!
Cooking With Cannabis is a regular feature here at the Carnival.
About the Author
Chef Sutton has been in the culinary world for over twenty years and has led his own team for the past decade. It all began in Austin in 2012 with a food truck—Gonzo—that paid homage to both Hunter Thompson and The Muppets. A counter-culture blend that Sutton swears by.
About the Artist
Sarah Scott is a multimedium artist who spent decades in social work, seeking community healing via art, before pursuing a new career as a tattoo artist. She’s merged these two career paths, by founding Balm, a tattoo studio that is focused on healing-related tattoos, which often means working with scars or old ink that the client has outgrown. Sarah is currently studying to be a death doula.
About the Art Dept
Katy Somerville was beamed into existence on a Monday night in the mid-eighties by stars, glitter, and a glorious Italian woman from a long line of very strong women. In the present timeline, she likes to drink coffee, pat any animal that will engage with her, make collages, and spend time laughing and finding moments of joy wherever she can with her partner and her goofy, lanky dog.
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