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How to Make Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: French


Light and fluffy and perfect for a date night in, this Chocolate Mousse is the perfect way to get your chocolate fix. Serve it up with whipped cream and fresh berries and you have a restaurant worthy dessert!



  • 6 oz good quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 egg whites*
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Fresh berries, for topping


  1. Fill a saucepan with about an inch of water. Bring the water to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan, making sure the bottom doesn’t touch the water.
  2. Place the chocolate and the butter in the bowl on top of the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, place the egg whites in a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the sugar.
  4. In another bowl, combine the cream, powdered sugar and salt. Beat with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold the melted chocolate to the whipped egg whites. Fold the whipped cream into the mixture.
  6. Refrigerate until it is set up, about 30 minutes. Serve with freshly whipped cream and berries.

Recipe Notes:

*If you are worried about raw egg whites, you can use pasteurized egg whites. You can usually find these in the grocery store in a carton by the eggs.

This recipe says that it makes 4 servings, but it is quite rich and can be made to even smaller portions. I portioned it out to 5 servings (so we could each have one). This was the perfect serving for the adults, and maybe even a little large for the kids.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.

Calorie information does not include whipped cream topping or berries.


  • Calories: 418
  • Sugar: 33 g
  • Sodium: 167 mg
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Saturated Fat: 18 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 56 mg

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