Easy Chocolate Mousse

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!

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Easy Chocolate Mousse

Yield: Makes 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

Directions:

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!

Adapted from Martha Stewart

      

47 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Mousse”

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    parenting articles — February 13, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    that looks so delicious!!:O

    parenting articles

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    london bakes — February 13, 2012 @ 10:12 am

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

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums — February 13, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Simple and divine! A wonderful mousse.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Mara @ Elemental Custard — February 13, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    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!

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    Leslie — February 13, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

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

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    vianney — February 13, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

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

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    Judy@SavoringToday — February 13, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    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. :)

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    Laura — February 13, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

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

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — February 13, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

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

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — February 13, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

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

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — February 13, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

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

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    reinidays — February 13, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Georgia!

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

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    Karen Harris — February 13, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    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.

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — February 13, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    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!

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    teresa — February 13, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

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

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    Cake Duchess — February 13, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

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

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    Katerina — February 13, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    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!

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    Allison — February 13, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    I will be dreaming about that mousse for days!

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    Honey — February 13, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    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.

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    Carolyn — February 13, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

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

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    My Crowded Kitchen — February 13, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    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

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — February 13, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    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!

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    Paula — February 13, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

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

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    Heather @girlichef.com — February 13, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

    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!

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    Marshall — February 13, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    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!

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    Debbie — February 14, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    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!

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    Erica — February 14, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    gahhhhh! Looks thick and amazing! Great treat

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — February 14, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    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!

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    Reeni — February 14, 2012 @ 2:45 am

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

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    Krissy's Creations — February 14, 2012 @ 3:08 am

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

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    Pam — February 14, 2012 @ 3:44 am

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

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 14, 2012 @ 4:07 am

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

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    Catherine — February 14, 2012 @ 4:50 am

    Oh my, oh my. My mouth is watering.

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

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    Reem | Simply Reem — February 14, 2012 @ 6:48 am

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

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    Medeja — February 14, 2012 @ 7:53 am

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

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    From the Kitchen — February 14, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    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

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    thecompletecookbook — February 14, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Lovely.
    :-) Mandy

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    Megan — February 14, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

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

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    Helene — February 14, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Just discovered your blog. Creamy mousse, yum!

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    Audra — February 14, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

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

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    Jacquelyn — February 15, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    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 :)

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    Liz Ellory — February 16, 2012 @ 1:57 am

    Wow, beautiful pictures!

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    Devaki — February 17, 2012 @ 2:08 am

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

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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    Maggie @MaggieCooks — February 28, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

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

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    The Cooking Actress — March 9, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

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

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    YS — March 22, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    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??

    • Georgia — March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:02 am

      Thanks for catching that – fixed now! :)

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