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, Knife


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!

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy325 cal.
Fat21 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Protein9 g
Fiber2 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

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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