Chocolate Mousse

This Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe is the perfect dessert for your next dinner party. It's ultra smooth, creamy, and will have your guests oohing and aahing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 476kcal
Author Melanie


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream (divided)
  • 8 ounces semi sweet baking chocolate chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the garnish:

  • shaved chocolate
  • whipped cream


  • Beat egg yolks in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment for 3 minutes until thick. Gradually add the sugar while beating.
  • Heat 1 cup of cream in a small sauce pan until hot. With the mixer on, stream 1/2 of the hot cream into the eggs. Once combined, pour the mixture into the pot with the remaining 1/2 cup cream. Turn the heat to low and cook until thick, stirring constantly (5 minutes).
  • Mix in the vanilla and then add in the chocolate in 3 batches, stirring over low heat until melted and smooth.
  • Pour the mix into a large bowl, cover, and place in fridge for 1.5-2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes. Once no longer warm, remove from the fridge and whip up the remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy cream to stiff peaks.  Fold the cream into the cooled chocolate mixture.
  • Pipe or spoon the mouse into small glasses. Cover and place in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with fresh whipped cream and shaved chocolate.


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 24.7% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 7.8% | Iron: 11.3%