Chocolate Mousse

Decadent, rich and light as a cloud chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Mousse


For 12 Person(s)

For the Mousse:

  • 4 ounces good quality, dark chocolate (70%)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream (35%)


  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil and let boil for 3 minutes.
  2. Place egg yolks in mixing bowl and slowly pour in sugar/water mixture.
  3. Mix until pale yellow and thickened.
  4. In a stainless steel bowl, set over a pot of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate and butter.
  5. Whisk melted chocolate into egg mixture until blended.
  6. In a separate bowl, pour the cream then whip until stiff.
  7. Add the whipped cream to the chocolate mixture and gently fold together until no streaks remain.
  8. With a spoon or a piping bag, fill cups or ramekins 3/4 full. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.



Recipe Notes

The mousse can be eaten on its own or it can be topped with any number of ingredients. This mousse was topped with fresh whipped cream and chocolate covered espresso beans. 


Thursday, 14 December 2017
Buon gusto ! - NonnaLinda
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Easy to make and Outstanding!! - mlieggimantovano
Thursday, 14 December 2017
This recipe is super easy to make and comes out light, smooth and creamy. It just melts in your mout...
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- bellamia1
Thursday, 14 December 2017
What an awesome dessert !!! I didn't have dark baking chocolate so I substituted dark chocolate chip...
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- frankie47
Thursday, 08 September 2016
havent made it yet. but sounds delish - Richard2