Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Chocolate Mousse: Inspired by Nancy Drew's Midnight in Salem Mystery Game

Do you like mysteries and detective stories? Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem is just the right game for you! Games like these is like a breath of fresh air for those who wanted to focus more on solving mysteries and using their mind (and imagination) to solve a case - just like a detective :) 

Game Story

Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts investigating an arson on the Hathorne estate. The Hathorne House was originally constructed by Judge John Hathorne, inquisitor of the infamous Salem witch trials and the final home to 102-year-old Frances Tuttle, his last direct descendant. When Tuttle passed away, the estate became city property and while the mayor was seeking a manager to oversee the estate the home burst into flames. The ongoing investigation has turned up little evidence but concerned citizens have accused Mei Parry of arson and are pressuring the police to arrest the secretive teenager. As Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson, she discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and Nancy must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight.

Where to buy Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem? You may get them at at Her Interactive's official website at https://www.herinteractive.com/shop-games/33-nancy-drew-midnight-in-salem/


Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem stands out from the rest of the games because it tackles a dark history of Salem that includes witchcraft and the supernatural. It's definitely a story I want to face head on as a detective, at least in character in the game :)  

Nancy Drew: Midnight In Salem
Empty street scene from Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem

From the title itself, I guess you'd be expecting a lot of night scenes throughout the game. It kind of gives you that Halloween feels that brings chills (and excitement) down your spine. I have to admit I haven't finished the game yet because my brain doesn't cooperate with me. The puzzles and riddles are quite a challenge for me. So if you think you can solve these kinds of brain teasers, then this is definitely for you. 

My Love for Food

As always, food scenes from games or even in movies or TV series really catches my eye. I also love food scenes from anime shows because they really look realistic and it really waters my mouth. As for Midnight in Salem, here are some delicious-looking food shots taken from the game: 

Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem - Cafe
At the Cafe (Look at those gorgeous desserts!)

Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem - Baking
Baking Ingredients

 I actually tried baking one of my favorite desserts inspired by Midnight in Salem. 

My baking ingredients 

The word, "midnight," gave me the idea of chocolate because they're both dark in color. I chose bittersweet chocolate because night times are always bittersweet - sometimes it gives you scary memories and sometimes, it gives you beautiful and fun ones like Trick or Treat :) 

Chocolate mixing

As I was mixing the melted chocolate while making the chocolate mousse, I remembered how witches are portrayed in cartoons on how they make their potions - they stand in front of a giant iron pot where they combine all those weird ingredients and then mix it slowly while they do their sinister laugh. 

Homemade chocolate mousse (before solving a case)

Homemade chocolate mousse (after solving a case!)

Just like the feeling after solving a very difficult case and also saving another person's life in the process, it's as delicious as eating a bittersweet chocolate mousse! 

Chocolate mousse ingredients: 

  • 500 grams bittersweet chocolate couverture 
  • 300 grams heavy whipping cream
  • 5 grams instant coffee powder dissolved in
  • 10 grams hot water
  • 800 grams heavy whipping cream, chilled

For the topping, I just used whipped cream in can (just spray as much as you want), choco cereal (best alternative is choco shavings or choco sprinkles), and an Oreo cookie. 

1. Chop the bittersweet chocolate couverture and place in a large bowl. Make sure they're small enough so they can melt easily when heated. 
2. Combine heavy whipping cream and coffee solution in a heavy saucepan and bring to boiling point over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour hot cream mixture over chopped chocolate in a bowl. Allow to stand for a minute or two, then stir mixture until smooth and glossy. Cool to room temperature.
4. Place chilled heavy whipping cream in a mixer bowl. Whip cream to medium peak stage. 
5. Gently place scoops of whipped cream into chocolate mixture
6. You can place the mousse into goblets or glasses (entirely up to you). Chill for at least 4 hours to set the mousse.


Do you like to cook and experiment with ingredients? HeR Interactive is running a “Nancy Drew® Games Summer Cookoff” cooking contest with fun prizes! Check out the HeR Interactive contest page for more details: 

You can also get the Nancy Drew : Midnight in Salem in their website:

Also, get a chance to win a game code by just commenting on this post about my dish. You may post your comments below this post. Comments/suggestions are welcome! 


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