Chocolate Mousse in champagne glasses.
Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chilling Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

Light and airy, Chocolate Mousse is a classic french recipe that's made with egg whites, cream and chocolate.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate mousse
Servings: 8
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate broken into 1/2-ounce pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • chocolate shavings for garnish
  1. Heat 1-inch of water in the bottom half of a double boiler over medium heat. Turn heat to low and simmer gently.
  2. Place 6-ounces of semisweet chocolate in the top half of the double boiler. Tightly cover the top with film wrap.
  3. Allow the chocolate to melt slowly, about 9 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Keep at room temperature until needed.
  5. Place 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream in the well-chilled bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a well-chilled balloon whip.
  6. Whisk on high speed until peaks form, about 1 minute. Set aside until needed.
  7. Whisk 3 egg whites in a large stainless-steel bowl, until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes.
  8. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks form, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
  9. Add a 1/4 of the whipped cream to the chocolate and whisk quickly, vigorously, and thoroughly. Fold into the egg whites. Add the remaining whipped cream to the bowl.
  10. Fold all ingredients together gently but thoroughly.
  11. Transfer the chocolate mousse to individual ramekins, if using and chill for 1 hour or up to overnight.
  12. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Chocolate Mousse can be made up to 4 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 667IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.