Dark Chocolate Mousse

My first and only trip to Paris happened in the spring of 2002. My BFF was studying abroad in Belgium, so I met up with her there. Oh, we had quite the whirlwind European adventure! When we arrived in Paris for a couple of days, I was in complete awe. The history and beauty just instantly filled my senses. We managed to get around pretty well since I speak and read French pretty decently. When we sat down to have a coffee I also ordered my very first ever mousse au chocolat. It was a life changing experience eating that airy, ethereal treat. So this week I tried to recapture that magic right at home! It was a lot less fussy than I thought it would be.

The base of my dark chocolate mousse was a simple mixture of whipped up egg yolks and sugar. My beloved hand mixer was perfect for the job. The next step was key. I couldn’t just pour them into a hot pot of cream since they would have scrambled. So I tempered them by adding some of the hot liquid to the eggs. That made them warm enough to put into the hot cream without scrambling.
I gently cooked the eggs and cream with some cocoa powder and chocolate liqueur. It took about 5 minutes for it to become smooth and thick! Then I poured in lots of dark chocolate chips. They melted in so gorgeously!
That luscious mixture chilled for 2 hours in my refrigerator to really thicken. Since some of the liquid separated out, I stirred it occasionally while it chilled. When the 2 hours were up, it was perfectly thick and creamy!
The final touch was to fold the chocolate mixture into fluffy whipped cream that I made. I used a spatula instead of a spoon for that step so that the whipped cream didn’t deflate. That gave the dark chocolate mousse the most airy texture!

Oh my goodness, that first spoonful transported me right back to Paris. The dark chocolate mousse had the most incredible, deep flavor with a texture like clouds. It made me one happy woman! I hope you all love it as much as I did. Bon appetite, mes amis!

Dark Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate Mousse
5 from 1 vote
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 

This is such a silky, airy dark chocolate mousse that is really no fuss at all to make! Serve it as is or use in countless ways, like cake filling.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Dark Chocolate Mousse, Mousse
Servings: 10
Calories: 367 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 4 whole egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pint heavy cream divided
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Whip up the egg yolks in a bowl with a hand mixer until they become pale yellow and thick for about 3 minutes. Slowly add in the granulated sugar while you continue to mix. Set the egg mixture aside. Get a medium saucepan on the stove and heat 1 cup of the heavy cream in it over medium heat. Once it just starts to bubble around the edges, scoop 1/2 of it into the bowl of egg yolks and stir it in. Then return the egg mixture back into the pan, along with the cocoa powder and Godiva liqueur. Stir it constantly until it cooks through and thickens for about 5 minutes. Do not let it boil, keep an eye on the heat. Then stir in the chocolate chips until they melt in.
  2. Take the pot off of the heat and transfer the chocolate mixture to a sealable, heat proof container. Give it a stir, then seal it up and chill it for 2 hours. As it chills, take it out and stir it occasionally since the liquid will separate out. It will solidify, don't worry. When the 2 hours are up, take the remaining heavy cream and whip it up until it is stiff, fluffy whipped cream in a large bowl. Take the chilled chocolate mixture and use a spatula to fold it into the whipped cream thoroughly. Serve it immediately in pretty bowls or use in countless ways, like cake filling! It will keep sealed in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 266
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.6g46%
Saturated Fat 17.7g111%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 22.9g8%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 17.1g19%
Protein 3.2g6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate Mousse

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6 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Mousse”

  1. You have me drooling! I love dark chocolate and this looks so thick and creamy! The ingredient list is nice and simple too. Thanks for the summer dessert inspiration!

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