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Chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Mousse

  • Author: Addison LaBonte
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This homemade chocolate mousse is so creamy, smooth, and rich!  This decadent dessert is great for special occasions, birthdays, holidays, Valentine’s Day, and more!


  • 8 ounces (225g) semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, chocolate shavings, berries


  1. First, in a heatproof bowl, add the chopped chocolate and set it aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of heavy cream over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat and pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for a minute to allow the chocolate to melt.
  3. Stir the chocolate and cream mixture until smooth and well combined. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until creamy and pale yellow in color.
  5. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled, gradually pour it into the beaten egg yolks while continuously whisking to incorporate. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  6. In another mixing bowl, whip the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
  7. In a separate clean bowl, beat the egg whites with a hand mixer or stand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  8. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until well incorporated. Then, fold in the beaten egg whites, being careful not to deflate the mixture.
  9. Divide the chocolate mousse into individual serving glasses or bowls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set and chilled.
  10. Once chilled, you can top the chocolate mousse with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or fresh berries, if desired.  Finally, serve!


  • Carefully separate the egg whites and egg yolks.
  • Beat the cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • In addition, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Allow the mousse to chill for about 2 hours, or until set.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Keywords: chocolate mousse, mousse, no bake, gluten free, desserts, French