Chocolate Mousse Recipe {Classic Sweet Dessert}

Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Chocolate Mousse is a delicious dessert made with rich chocolate, fluffy whipped cream, and eggs. It's creamy, light, and melts in your mouth.

Hi Everyone, it’s Jacob Allen from Beyond the Bayou Blog. We all love sweet desserts and one the most the most favourite is Chocolate Mousse. So yeah, Don’t worry I’m going to tell you the complete Chocolate Mousse Recipe.

During my early years as a pastry enthusiast, I often delved into creating desserts that elevated simple ingredients into culinary delights. One day, while exploring classic dessert recipes, I stumbled upon chocolate mousse in a vintage cookbook. Captivated by its rich texture and velvety flavor, I knew I had to recreate it.

Gathering in my cozy kitchen, I embarked on the adventure of mastering this timeless dessert. With each step, from melting the chocolate to whipping the cream, I poured my passion into every fold and whisk.Serving this velvety delight with a raspberry coulis was the perfect finishing touch.

Now, whenever I make chocolate mousse, it’s not just about the taste; it’s about those moments of creativity and joy that continue to inspire me. Join me in savoring the artistry and decadence of this classic dessert!

Overview: How to Make Chocolate Mousse Recipe?

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Indulge in the luscious delight of homemade Chocolate Mousse—a timeless dessert that promises to elevate any occasion. This velvety treat boasts a rich chocolate flavor and a light, airy texture that melts in your mouth with every spoonful.

To create this decadent dessert, start by melting dark chocolate until smooth and glossy. Then, whip up a fluffy mixture of egg yolks and sugar, before gently folding in the melted chocolate. Next, whip heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks, and delicately incorporate it into the chocolate mixture.

Once combined, refrigerate the mousse for a few hours to allow it to set and firm up. When ready to serve, spoon the chilled mousse into individual glasses or bowls, and garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings for an extra touch of elegance. With its irresistible flavor and creamy texture, homemade Chocolate Mousse is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. So, why wait? Treat yourself to this indulgent dessert today!

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse is a delicious dessert made with rich chocolate, fluffy whipped cream, and eggs. It's creamy, light, and melts in your mouth.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Jacob Allen
Servings: 6 Serving

Equipment

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk or electric mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Serving glasses or bowls
  • Refrigerator

Ingredients

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbps sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cocoa powder or chocolate shavings

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave, stirring until smooth. Let it cool slightly.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until pale and thick.
  • Gradually pour the melted chocolate into the egg yolk mixture, stirring until well combined.
  • In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until no white streaks remain.
  • In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until evenly incorporated.
  • Spoon the mousse into serving glasses or bowls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  • Before serving, you can dust the mousse with cocoa powder or garnish with chocolate shavings if desired. Enjoy your homemade chocolate mousse!

Notes

  1. Make sure to let the melted chocolate cool slightly before adding it to the egg yolks to prevent the eggs from cooking.
  2. When folding the whipped cream and beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture, do so gently to avoid deflating the air incorporated, which gives the mousse its light and airy texture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5Cup | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 35mg | Fiber: 2g

Time For My Personal Tips

Tip 1: For an extra decadent twist, try adding a splash of your favorite liqueur, like Grand Marnier or Bailey’s Irish Cream, to the melted chocolate mixture. It adds a subtle yet sophisticated flavor that elevates the mousse to a whole new level of indulgence!

Tip 2: To achieve that perfect airy texture, make sure to whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. This step is crucial for giving the mousse its light and fluffy consistency, so don’t be afraid to whip it just a little bit longer than you think

Tip 3: For a fun variation, experiment with different types of chocolate. While dark chocolate lends a rich and intense flavor, you can also try milk chocolate for a creamier taste or white chocolate for a sweeter touch. Mix and match to discover your own signature chocolate mousse creation!

Message For First Timers!

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Don’t worry if you’re making chocolate mousse for the first time and taking your time with the steps. I get it—I’m always dealing with distractions when filming recipe videos, like rearranging cameras and shooing away my big dog who loves to be right where I need to set up. So, it takes me way longer than usual to get the mousse in the fridge, and I worry about the egg whites and cream losing their fluffiness. But guess what? It turns out just fine every time! My chocolate mousse comes out just as fluffy and delicious as ever, just like you can see in the photo above!

What to Serve With Chocolate Mousse?

Options for Raw Eggs in Chocolate Mousse

Hey, so this chocolate mousse recipe calls for raw eggs, which might be fine for most folks, but it’s not recommended for certain groups like pregnant women, older adults, or anyone with a weakened immune system. If you’re feeling iffy about using raw eggs, no worries! You can grab pasteurized eggs from the store instead. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even pasteurize eggs at home using our method. Just gotta keep everyone safe while enjoying this tasty treat!

Can I use a different type of chocolate in the mousse?

Yes! While dark chocolate is classic, you can definitely experiment with milk or white chocolate for a different flavor profile. Just make sure to adjust the sweetness level accordingly.

Is there a substitute for heavy cream in chocolate mousse?

You can use coconut cream as a dairy-free alternative. It adds a subtle coconut flavor that complements the chocolate nicely. Just make sure to whip it until it’s thick and creamy, like you would with heavy cream.

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