Easy Chocolate Mousse

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

There’s simply nothing better than a silky chocolate mousse made with good quality ingredients, served with homemade whipped cream and enjoyed with someone special. And ok, I usually advocate going on the cheap for ingredients, but why not spend a little more for your sweetheart’s sense of taste if you’re going without gifts this year?

Chocolate Mousse

I bought this beautiful blue box of melt-in-your-mouth chocolates during a day visit to one of Austin’s gems, Central Market. These little pieces of dark chocolate gold were on the list for my wine tasting party and I couldn’t pass up going a little overboard on one element of the tasting.

Little did I know that there would be half a box left over and that it would make for one mouthwatering mousse!

Homemade Whipped Cream

Cozying up to a bowl of this dreamy, creamy mousse is definitely one of life’s little pleasures, and you shouldn’t miss out by not making it for Valentine’s Day! It’s a little bit of heaven in a bowl, I tell ya. Or a lot, depending on how crazy for chocolate you are.

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Make this super simple mousse some night, whether it be tomorrow or just on a random day to celebrate life’s little moments. It’s easier than you can imagine and produces an out-of-this-world, silky soft dessert that you and your Valentine are sure to enjoy!

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Servings 4 small servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder recommended: Valrhona
  • 2 ounces semisweet dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream

Instructions

  • Finely chop chocolate; set aside. In a double boiler, whisk yolks, sugar, and salt until sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes. Off heat, quickly whisk in chopped chocolate until melted and cocoa until smooth (mixture will be thick). Pour into a medium bowl and cool to room temperature.
  • In another medium bowl, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Whisk half of whipped cream into room-temperature chocolate mixture. Gently fold in remaining whipped cream with a rubber spatula. Divide mousse among four small serving dishes. Cover tops with plastic wrap. Chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
  • Remove mousse from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with homemade whipped cream (recipe below) and shaved chocolate.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. What a perfectly decadent looking chocolate mousse! Gorgeous photographs too.

  2. Simple and divine! A wonderful mousse.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. This mousse looks divine. I love the photo of it being poured with the ribbons of mousse falling into the bowl… I think I need some chocolate!

  4. I think I can almost taste how silky smooth that it!!!! perfect

  5. How sweet. I know my girls would love this treat fro Vday along with your stained glass cookies, love them!

  6. You are using all the good stuff here, great recipe. Chocolate mousse is our choice for dessert this Valentine’s to keep it delicious and easy so we can focus a little more on the rest of the menu. :)

  7. Yum! Chocolate mousse is an all time favorite of mine. So easy and relatively quick too. Yours looks perfect!

  8. This does sound easy, and the perfect Valentine’s day dessert. I love it!

  9. Lovely. You are so right about using quality ingredients in this mousse. They make a big difference!

  10. This looks amazing! I love mousse. Never realized how easy it was!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Georgia!

    I love pudding. This looks like the perfect and easy Valentine’s Day dessert!

  12. It was so nice seeing your message this morning as I just put my niece on a plane back to Austin. I miss Texas so much it is so nice to have a connection with someone who really knows good food (ha ha)! I love this chocolate mousse recipe. You just can’t go wrong with a simple recipe made with quality ingredients.

  13. For some reason, mousses have always scared me, but this one looks so good I think I need to try it out. Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!

  14. oh wow, what a decadent dessert. i just love chocolate, delicious! you’ve got a lovely blog!

  15. That photo of you pouring it into the bowl has my heart skipping a beat. Divine mousse that I want all for me:)

  16. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! You made one perfect mousse! I love everything chocolate and this one would be a winner in my family! I’ll be visiting again!

  17. I will be dreaming about that mousse for days!

  18. oh my, this looks so delicious, like silky smooth delicious! i really like your blog, it’s so pretty. thanks for stopping by. You are so lucky to be a food writer, it’s my DREAM! haha.

  19. I adore chocolate mousse. Yours looks perfect and creamy. I want some right now!

  20. Hi Georgia!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment with your kind words. Your blog is beautiful! I have been wanting to make mousse and can’t wait to try your recipe. Hugs
    Tiffany

  21. Looks fantastic! Can just imagine how good because Guittard is one of my favorites, love those little disks and I grab them straight the box. Beautiful shots, Georgia.
    Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

  22. Your mousse does look silky and delicious. I think it’s a lovely light dessert to top off a wonderful home-cooked Valentine dinner.

  23. Okay. I am finding this utterly irresistible. It’s a good thing that I can’t reach in and grab it, because it looks amazing. So silky and smooth. Oh my!

  24. Im so glad we found each other’s blogs! Yours is beautiful and I am loving every post I’ve read so far – and that wine party you threw- perfection! Excited to follow you, Georgia!

  25. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog! That chocolate mousse looks delicious – it’s been way too long since I have had any!

  26. gahhhhh! Looks thick and amazing! Great treat

  27. Hi Georgia! I love the shot of chocolate mousse going into the bowl. That photo itself make me drool and wish that I have this in front of me so we can enjoy! Lovely photos as always and I love your cover photo – very pretty! What a cute round chocolate chip! :-) Happy Valentine’s Day Georgia!

  28. What a luxurious treat! The perfect dessert for Valentine’s!

  29. When I see the word “easy” in front of desserts, I just love it! Definitely saving this recipe :)

  30. This would be a huge hit in my house… it looks wonderful.

  31. Luscious and chocolatey, just what I like for Valentine’s Day!

  32. Oh my, oh my. My mouth is watering.

    XO,
    Catherine
    (Click here to enter my anthropologie kitchen tools giveaway.)

  33. Lusciousness in a bowl!!!
    This looks so perfect and smooth and creamy and silky…..
    Love it and need it…..
    The pictures look awesome.

  34. Oh, I am crazy for chocolate.. It looks easy and very nice :)

  35. Thanks so much for stopping by. What a delicious treat you have tempted me with–chocolate is my passion!! I’m excited to read more about your party with the ladies. First I need to put the coffee to brew.

    Best,
    Bonnie

  36. That mousse looks so light yet so rich. It’s mouthwatering!

  37. Just discovered your blog. Creamy mousse, yum!

  38. Ooh- what lovely mousse Georgia! That looks like a wonderful Valentine’s Day treat for a loved one.

  39. Hi Georgia! I love chocolate mousse, well chocolate anything! I also love that you use dark chocolate in this recipe. Dark chocolate makes desserts taste so much richer.

    Your photographs are amazing and I love how they are staged :)

  40. Wow, beautiful pictures!

  41. This is absolutely gorgeous and thrilled to meet you and your blog via Nam :)

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  42. I love chocolate mousse, but never tried making it myself! I might have to give it a shot, it looks delicious! :)

  43. This looks so thick and rich and wonderful! Your pictures are always so beautiful.

  44. I’ve used this recipe before, but now when I look at it, the directions just list the ingredients again. What’s up with that??

  45. Thanks for catching that – fixed now! :)

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