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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse is a sophisticated ultra smooth and creamy dessert that is perfect for serving at a dinner party. This chocolate dessert is sure to get rave reviews.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 635 kcal
Author Melanie Dueck

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream divided
  • 8 ounces semi sweet baking chocolate chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the garnish:

  • shaved chocolate
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Beat egg yolks in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment for 3 minutes until thick. Gradually add the sugar while beating.
  2. Heat 1 cup of cream in a small sauce pan until hot. With the mixer on, stream 1/2 of the hot cream into the eggs. Once combined, pour the mixture into the pot with the remaining 1/2 cup cream. Turn the heat to low and cook until thick, stirring constantly (5 minutes).
  3. Mix in the vanilla and then add in the chocolate in 3 batches, stirring over low heat until melted and smooth.
  4. Pour the mix into a large bowl, cover, and place in fridge for 1.5-2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes. Once no longer warm, remove from the fridge and whip up the remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy cream to stiff peaks. Fold the cream into the cooled chocolate mixture.
  5. Pipe or spoon the mouse into small glasses. Cover and place in fridge until ready to serve.
  6. Garnish with fresh whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 635 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Cholesterol 268mg89%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 301mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1650IU33%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.