Chocolate Mousse Recipe – French Special

Chocolate lovers will go crazy for this decadent and dreamy chocolate mousse.Dessert lovers of the world rejoice! This chocolate mousse recipe is the ultimate sweet treat for chocoholics. You have probably ordered this elegant dessert at your favorite restaurant, but it’s deceptively simple to make at home. Even beginners will ace this recipe the first time around. (Learning how to make chocolate mousse is a rite of passage, in our opinion.)

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time1 hr

Chocolate Mousse Ingredients:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How To Make Chocolate Mousse


Make and chill chocolate mixture:
In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 cup heavy cream. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until mixture coats back of spoon, 3 to 4 minutes (do not boil). Remove from heat; whisk in melted chocolate and vanilla. Strain into a bowl; chill until cool.


Whip cream and fold into mousse:
With an electric mixer, beat remaining 1 1/4 cups heavy cream with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks form. Stir 1/3 of whipped cream into cooled custard mixture, then gently fold in the rest with a rubber spatula.


Chill mousse:
Spoon into serving dishes; chill, covered, at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.