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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Chocolate Mousse Dessert
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Chocolate mousse is the quintessential romantic French dessert.

Prep Time: 4 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and kept lukewarm


Heat 2/3 cup of cream in small saucepan until it just begins to steam. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar, and then add ½ hot cream, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Add the warm egg-cream blend back into the hot cream in the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 165 degrees on a digital candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and melted chocolate. Chill the chocolate custard thoroughly.

Beat remaining 1 1/3 cups of cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Thoroughly stir ½ cup of the whipped cream into the chilled chocolate custard, and then gently fold in the remaining cream. The chocolate mousse is ready when the chocolate custard is thoroughly incorporated into the whipped cream, and no marbling shows. Serve chilled.

Makes 8 servings.

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 5 out of 5
this is a good recipe - tastes excellent, Member vitalgirl

I have made this recipe several times & disagree with the other reviewer. It tastes delicious. I don't use a candy themometer, rather I make the custard on a low heat until it coats the back of a spoon/i feel it is thick enough. Use your discretion (and experience). The end result is absolutely delicious. I keep coming back to it when I want a mousse.

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