Delicious Chocolate Mousse {Recipe}

A while back I posted Almost Too Easy Chocolate Mousse, which is simply a store mix, dressed up.  I’ve been feeling guilty for never posting a “real” chocolate mousse recipe, although most of you seemed grateful for the quickie version!  So if you’re feeling extra domestic, then here is a “real” chocolate mousse that is light (in texture), delicious and still quite easy.  This delicious chocolate mousse recipe can be made several hours in advance, and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Chocolate Mousse-

2 eggs

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup heavy whipping cream, or half and half


1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

6 ounces semisweet chocolate

A few chocolate cookies, crushed (optional)


* Beat eggs with an electric mixer on high about 3 minutes.  Gradually beat in sugar.

* Heat 1 cup whipping cream in a saucepan, over medium heat, just until hot.

* Gradually stir about half of the hot cream into the egg mixture.  Then add egg/cream mixture to the saucepan.  Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (do not boil).

* Remove from heat and add chocolate.  Stir until chocolate is melted.  Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

* When chocolate mixture has chilled, beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in a chilled bowl with an electric mixer.  Beat on high until stiff.  Fold chocolate mixture into whipping cream.  Pipe or spoon mixture into cups.

* Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.  Top with crushed chocolate cookie crumbs, if desired.

Makes 8 (moderate sized) servings.

Recipe source:  Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook (1996).


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24 Responses to “Delicious Chocolate Mousse {Recipe}”

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    Lark (SparkyLarky) — July 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    This looks so sinfully delish!

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    SweetSugarBelle — July 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    This really made me have a craving! Better go buy the box version, and whipped cream! I'm having a desert moment!

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    Anonymous — July 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Can this be used to fill a cake?

  4. #
    Myka Iyer — July 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    'Yum' is all I can say :)

  5. #
    Cecilia — July 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    These look so yummy! If I were you I might not have shared with my family! Love you!

  6. #
    Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) — July 11, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Mousse is really one of my favourite desserts! And I don't have even one recipe for it! This is so helpful. Thanks!

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    Anonymous — July 11, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Can't wait to try this recipe! By the way, it would be much easier to read your blog if you aligned your text like in a book to the left instead of centering it. It'd be much easier on the eyes+brain. :)

  8. #
    mollyone — July 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I love you blog
    Lovely hugs

  9. #
    Ericka — July 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

    The Chocolate Mousse recipe on the original Martha Stewart cookbook is absolutely delicious as well. I've varied the recipe at times and add only chilled whipping cream for a more dense mousse.

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    DreamgirlLisa — July 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for this one, I love chocolate mousse but have never made it from scratch…so now it will be my next new recipe to try :)

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    NanaBread (Jeanne) — July 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Oh my Gawd. This would never make it into individual serving dishes. I would eat the entire bowl with a big wooden spoon. Then I'd regret it. Then I'd make it again!

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    Stephanie — July 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    This looks amazing!!! I want it NOW.

  13. #
    The Partiologist — July 12, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Oh WOW! This looks wonderful!

  14. #
    Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) — July 12, 2011 at 6:36 am

    These look absolutely delicious! And the pretty single servings would be perfect for a bridal shower party. :-)

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    Christine — July 14, 2011 at 5:43 am

    looks like a perfect dessert! i absolutely love chocolate mousse.. and i love how this recipe actually cooks the eggs (most of the mousse recipes i've seen use raw eggs which i feel a bit freaked about using).. thanks for posting!

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    Tracy — July 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

    do you think i could use this type of mousse for a filling? A layered chocolate cake with mousse filling?

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — July 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    @Tracy- I've never used this as a cake filling, but I don't know any reason for you not to try it. I would recommend it for a cake you plan to eat the same day it's made. Go for it! =)

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    buy rift acc — October 11, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    OH my! that looks very tempting.. makes me drool.

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    Laura Isfun — September 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Mine came out runny. Taste fantastic. Letting it sit Iin fridge for an hour or 2! Hopefully it’ll thicken up.

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    Rachel — February 14, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Perfect timing, I was craving some chocolate!

  21. #
    Julie — February 22, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This was soooooooo good ! Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked this recipe and will be making again and again!!!

  22. #
    ayesha — February 23, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Is it the entire egg or just the egg whites for this recipe


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