Mexican chocolate and white rum add up to more than your average chocolate mousse.
- Stir chocolate, milk, and salt in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat until chocolate melts.
- Stir constantly until all sugar in chocolate is dissolved, about 13 minutes.
- Add rum to chocolate; using long match, immediately ignite rum.
- Carefully stir chocolate mixture with long spoon until flames subside.
- Transfer chocolate to large bowl.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Using electric mixer, beat 3 cups cream in large bowl until peaks form.
- Working in 2 batches, fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture.
- Divide chocolate mousse among 12 glasses, about ¾ cup for each.
- Chill mousse until set, at least 3 hours (can be made 1 day ahead).
- Cover and chill.
- Beat remaining 1 cup cream until peaks form.
- Place dollop of whipped cream atop mousse in each glass.
- Serve mousse with cinnamon-almond cookies.
- ↑ Mexican chocolate is available at some supermarkets and at Latin markets.
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