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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Lil' Luna
Chocolate Mousse is a sophisticated, smooth and creamy dessert perfect for dinner parties or any time you are feeling fancy!!
4.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
cooling time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 636 kcal


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

For the garnish:


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Mix in the vanilla and then add in the chocolate in 3 batches, stirring over low heat until melted and smooth.
  • 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.
  • Pipe or spoon the mouse into small glasses. Cover and place in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with fresh whipped cream and shaved chocolate.


Serving: 6gCalories: 636kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 6gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 268mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 3gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1650IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chocolate Mousse
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