Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Some recipes are magical and Hervé This' chocolate mousse (or "chantilly chocolate", as he calls it) is one such recipe.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Gluten Free, Easter, Holiday Favorites, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • ¾ cup 6 ounces water
  • 8 ounces 70% cocoa dark chocolate
  • ice for water bath
  • whipped cream for serving (optional)
  • berries for serving (optional)
  1. Fill a large metal bowl with equal parts ice and water. Place a smaller metal bowl over the ice to create a water bath.
  2. Place the water and chocolate in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, whisking until the chocolate has melted.
  3. Pour the chocolate into the bowl over the water bath. Whisk constantly by hand until the chocolate thickens into a mousse.
    If the mixture becomes grainy, you've whisked it a little too much. Simply melt the chocolate again and whisk.
    If the chocolate mousse doesn't come together into a mousse, you need more cocoa fat. Just melt the chocolate again, add a little more chocolate and whip it one more time.
    If the mousse is too dense and not light enough, melt the chocolate again and add a little more water. Return the chocolate to the water bath and whisk until the mousse is perfect.
  4. Spoon the mousse into jars or dessert dishes. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  5. Serve with whipped cream and or berries if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Potassium 405mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 37.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.