Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse Dessert
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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Chilling Time: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 1 bowl mousse (serves 4)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
818 Calories
69g Fat
37g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 bowl mousse (serves 4)
Amount per serving
Calories 818
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69g 88%
Saturated Fat 41g 206%
Cholesterol 345mg 115%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 15g
Calcium 146mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chocolate mousse is the quintessential romantic French dessert.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat 2/3 cup of cream in small saucepan until it just begins to steam.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar, and then add 1/2 hot cream, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

  4. Add the warm egg-cream blend back into the hot cream in the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 165 F on a digital candy thermometer.

  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and melted chocolate. Chill the chocolate custard thoroughly.

  6. Beat remaining 1 1/3 cups of cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form.

  7. Thoroughly stir 1/2 cup of the whipped cream into the chilled chocolate custard, and then gently fold in the remaining cream.

  8. The chocolate mousse is ready when the chocolate custard is thoroughly incorporated into the whipped cream, and no marbling shows.

  9. Serve chilled.

  10. Enjoy!