How to make chocolate mousse

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Chocolate mousse


  • 100g bar dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated

If you want to know how to make chocolate mousse you've come to the right place - and this recipe is especially delicious! Combining dark chocolate with caster sugar and eggs is what makes this rich chocolate mousse recipe so delectable - youíll want to make it time and time again.

This recipe makes 4 mousses which only take about 20 mins to rustle up and can be left in the fridge until they are set.

If youíre serving this chocolate mousse recipe for friends and family, make them in advance so they have enough time to set. You can serve them as they are, with sprinkling of fruit or topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles for a fun finish.

To make such a moreish and light mousse texture, this recipe separates the egg whites and yolks, whisking the egg whites into soft peaks and folding into the mixture. Be careful not to stir in the egg whites too much, they need to be gently folded in to ensure the air isn't beaten out.

This chocolate mousse recipe would be a great treat for Valentine's Day or a naughty weekend treat. Triple-tested in the Woman's Weekly kitchen, we can guarantee this recipe will produce perfect results every time.


Step 1

Put the chocolate in a bowl and add 2 tbsps water. Place the bowl over a pan of just simmering water until the chocolate in the bowl melts, stirring it occasionally.


Step 2

Remove the bowl from the heat and beat in the egg yolks.


Step 3

Whisk the egg whites until stiff, and then gradually whisk in the caster sugar to make a meringue.


Step 4

Fold about a third of the meringue into the chocolate mixture using a large metal spoon, to loosen it.


Step 5

Pour the chocolate mixture into the remaining meringue and fold it together.


Step 6

Divide this between serving glasses and chill the mousse until itís set. The mousses may be made a day in advance of serving.

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What recipe are you talking about? This one doesn't call for a single teaspoon of sugar and asking for mousse that isn't rich is like asking for honey that isn't sweet.


This is the best mousse recipe I've found. 1. It makes four servings, though it could easily be doubled. A lot of recipes simply make too much and can't be halved. 2. It uses ingredients you're likely to have on hand, rather than, say, mini marshmallows. 3. It sets quickly, under an hour. Make it before you start dinner and it'll be ready by the time you want dessert. 4. It has a deep, chocolatey flavour and a light texture. Super simple, very good.

julie dodds

Absolutely horrible. Far too rich and what? Just a teasp of sugar in such dark Chocolate


I am always reluctant to eat anything containing raw eggs, although this mousse does look delicious!


I've made this chocolate mousse before - so rich and delicious! I'd highly recommend :) x

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