Chocolate mousse

Learn how to make Classic Chocolate Mousse that is airy, intensely and decadent chocolatey. A generous dollop of whipped cream, shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries make this a romantic, special occasion dessert.
Add this dark chocolate mousse to your Valentines Day menu along with Filet Mignon or Lobster Tails for a truly memorable dinner!
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Chocolate Mousse!

Many of the “easy” chocolate mousse recipes take shortcuts which result in something that looks like mousse but tastes like chocolate pudding. This ‘Mousse de chocolate’ is something you might try in a fancy restaurant, but it’s simple to achieve these same results at home.
My husband and I took a “date night” cooking class together at Sur La Table and the chef taught this recipe for classic French mousse. We both were smitten with how intensely flavorful it was without being overly sweet.

How to Make Chocolate Mousse:

This recipe comes together in 3 bowls and you will need a medium saucepan with 2 of boiling water to serve as a hot water bath or “bain marie” to melt the chocolate and heat/thicken the egg yolks mixture. (I added Amazon affiliate links for tools we used)

  1. Melt chocolate with butter and coffee over simmering water
  2. Heat yolks with vanilla and sugar over simmering water
  3. Fold yolk mixture into chocolate mixture
  4. Beat egg sugar and whites and fold into mousse in thirds
  5. Divide between ramekins and refrigerate