Homemade Chocolate Mousse

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Make the perfect chocolate mousse every time with our classic French recipe!

Camille C.
Camille C.

8 minutes

Prep time

1 hour

Resting time

325 cal.

Per serving


Stovetop, Pot (small), Electric hand mixer, Spatula, Mixing bowl


Heavy cream

Step 1

Bring the eggs & cream to room temperature. Set out 2 small bowls. Separate the egg whites from the yolks into the bowls.

Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 2

Break or chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. (Be sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl!) Add the chocolate & a pinch of sea salt to the bowl. Stir as it slowly melts.

Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 3

Remove the bowl of melted chocolate from the pot & set aside.

Sugar (granulated)

Step 4

Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until they form stiff white peaks. As you beat the egg whites, slowly add the sugar a spoonful at a time.

Chocolate bar (baking)
Heavy cream

Step 5

While the chocolate is still warm, add the cream. Whisk until it's incorporated. Then add the yolks. Whisk together until smooth & creamy.

Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 6

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate in 3-4 additions. As you add each dollop of egg whites, fold the ingredients from the outside of the bowl inward, down & up. Spin the bowl as you continue combining the mousse in this way.

Step 7

Spoon the light & fluffy chocolate mousse into individual dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 2-4 hrs before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy325 cal.
Fat21 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Protein9 g
Fiber2 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Homemade Chocolate Mousse" contains 325 Energy, 21 g of Fat, 23 g of Carbohydrates, 9 g of Protein, 2 g of Fiber.

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Homemade Chocolate Mousse