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 dessert 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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20 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?

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    Myka Iyer — July 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    'Yum' is all I can say :)

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    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!

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    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. :)

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    mollyone — July 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I love you blog
    Lovely hugs

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    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.

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

    Oh WOW! This looks wonderful!

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    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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