Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

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This chocolate mousse is definitely one of my favorite desserts. It's elegant smooth, creamy, airy and most of all chocolaty. I always recommend this dessert for elegant dinners. 


Chocolate mousse is a dessert made in many restaurants and may seem a complicated , sophisticated recipe. Don't be afraid to give it a try, it's not difficult at all. Actually it's quite easy and fast to prepare and will surely impress your guests.



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  • Makes 2-3 servings
  • 5.5 oz (150 g) dark chocolate
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 tbsp (50g) butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • flavors - you choose (rum, orange, zest, lemon zest, mint, etc)
  1. Melt chocolate over a bain-marie until smooth. Add butter and incorporate until well blended. 
  2. Whip egg whites until foamy with a mixer and gradually add the sugar whipping the whole time until it holds very stiff peaks. 
  3. Beat the yolks with your chosen flavor ingredients, add to chocolate mixture.
  4. Fold in a spoonful of the whites into chocolate mixture then pour chocolate into the remaining whites and fold gently until well combined. 
  5. Pour the mousse into serving bowls. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate few hours or overnight. Decorate if desired  before serving. 
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:515, Fat:32.7 g, Saturated Fat:20.3 g, Carbohydrates:46.9 g, Sugar:42.9 g, Fiber:1.7 g, Protein:9.5 g, Cholesterol:233 mg, Calories from Fat 294, Sodium 197mg, Vitamin A 14%, Calcium 12%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 11%, Nutrition Grade C, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On April 19, 2011 at 07:32 am, Eftychia said...
Delicious chocolate mousse and very easy to make. I already saved it in my favorite list. I will give your recipe a try soon. Thanks for sharing.
On April 20, 2011 at 04:08 am, Cristina said...
Let's pretend we are eating this in Paris...
On April 20, 2011 at 09:10 am, elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds said...
I love your chocolate mousse, and bookmarked it to make it ASAP. So light, fluffy, and decadent. The photo of it is beautiful, as well. Congratulations on the top 9. I buzzed you:DDD
On April 20, 2011 at 10:42 am, Michelle Benoit (Chocolate Central) said...
This looks like a perfect mousse. I like your photograph too. Yum! Congratulations on making the Top 9 tokday on FoodBuzz. Look forward to more from Home Cooking Adventure.
On April 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm, cakewhiz said...
i love anything with chocolate and this mousse is to die for!
On April 29, 2011 at 09:59 am, Mario said...
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On May 02, 2011 at 02:39 pm, Chrissy said...
Your blog is lovely! I can't wait to try this chocolate mousse.
On May 04, 2011 at 10:04 am, Anna said...
Mmmm, this looks amazing, great picture. I've been looking to try a mousse recipe just to use my fresh mint as garnish and I think this is the one I'll try!
On May 06, 2011 at 04:48 am, Simran said...
WOW ! this is such an easy recipe !! i just cannot wait to try this !!
On May 17, 2011 at 05:18 am, Juanita said...
This looks amazing! Love the photo styling too.
On May 17, 2011 at 06:32 pm, CassidyS said...
I bookmarked this and will be making it very soon -- it looks delicious!!!
On May 18, 2011 at 01:44 pm, Marie said...
I am concerned about the use of raw eggs in a recipe. Any ideas to keep it safe? Thanks! :-)
On June 13, 2011 at 06:54 pm, Alida @ Alida's Kitchen said...
This looks delicious and you make it sound so easy. I can't wait to try this recipe!
On March 18, 2015 at 07:39 am, Kadence said...
BEST CHOCOLATE MOUSSE I HAVE EVER MADE! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This turned out perfect even though I didn't add a flavor! I am so saving this recipe!!!!!!!

I am so glad Kadence to hear that it turned well for you. My favorite is the one with only chocolate flavor as well, but I wanted people to know that different flavors can be added.  Stay in touch, more recipes are about to come :)

On April 02, 2015 at 02:05 am, Adeeha said...
Dear Ella Thanks for this recipe. I tried it last night the final product turned out good. but i guess its slightly less airy then i was imagining it to be (or more precisely as i was hoping it to be after seeing your video). Could you pinpoint as what I could have done wrong or what i can be careful with while i make it next time. Moreover, I had also halved the quantity given in ur recipe as last night was just a pilot run before finalising it for the upcoming family get together :) please advise asap. thanks

You just have to be careful on how you fold in the chocolate mixture into the whites so the whites don't deflate. And also it is important to let it chill preferably overnight, this is what also helps being so airy. 

On October 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm, Rina said...
I made this last nite. turned out exactly like the picture! sweet, love the texture. I hope one day you could also share a recipe which does not use raw eggs. Thank you so much Ella! I'm a huge fan of this blog :)

Thank you so much Rina for your comment.. I am really happy that you enjoyed the recipe... Hope I will be able to post soon a mousse recipe that doesn't use raw eggs

On December 04, 2015 at 07:55 am, Michela said...
This is look amazing and delicious. But when you say few hours,what do you mean?

4- 6 hours should be just fine.. or even overnight.. hope you will try it out and let me know

On January 19, 2016 at 04:25 am, Elizabeth Dag said...
I would just like to say what a wonderful website I have discovered. Your recipes and methods are fantastic and the way everything is presented makes it so easy to follow. Thank you so much for using the metric system as well. This helps a lot of confusion about measurements.

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