Chocolate Mousse

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There is nothing that speaks of decadence quite so much as a rich, dark chocolate mousse.

This recipe, found at Taste of, is truly heavenly and, as you’d expect from a great mousse, is rich, light and airy, yet surprisingly easy to make.



Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Cooling Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 27 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6 Servings


  • 8 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup water, divided
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups cream, whipped to soft peaks


  • In a microwave or a double boiler, heat chocolate, 1/4 cup of the water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining 1/4 cup water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 70C (160F), about 1-2 minutes. If you don’t own a thermometer, just cook for the time stated – it should be hot (but not simmering) and thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon or spatula.
  • Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture. Set saucepan in a bowl of cold water and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Keyword Chocolate Mousse, Mousse
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