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Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Chocolate Mousse is a delicious dessert and it only takes four ingredients. Consequently, make sure you use really good quality ingredients - especially the chocolate. I like to use at least 70% chocolate for this chocolate mousse.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Vegetarian, Make Ahead
Servings: 4
Calories: 536 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate at least 70% cocoa, but not more than 85%
  • cups heavy cream cold
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional
  1. Melt the chocolate with ¼ cup of the cream in a double boiler over simmering water. Once fully melted, set the chocolate and cream aside.
  2. With a very clean bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peak stage. It is very important that there be no egg yolk or any other fat in the bowl in order for the whites to whip up. If you like things on the sweeter side, add the sugar to the egg whites at the end of whipping.
  3. Using a second cold bowl, with cold beaters, beat the remaining cream to soft peaks.
  4. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture in a couple of batches, reserving just a little of the whipped cream to garnish the mousse at the end. Then fold the egg whites into the cream and chocolate until there are no more streaks left.
  5. Enjoy right away or chill in the fridge for an hour and enjoy later.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 28g140%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1330IU27%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.