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Chocolate Mousse

chocolate mousse Dessert French
Chocolate Mousse
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 18 min
  • Servings 8

Indulge in a to-die-for dessert that’s made with just five ingredients! MORE+ LESS-

June 15, 2018

Ingredients

4
egg yolks
1/4
cup sugar
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 1/2
cups whipping (heavy) cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Beat egg yolks in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in sugar.
  • 2
    Heat 1 cup whipping cream in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Gradually stir at least half of the hot whipping cream into egg yolk mixture; stir back into hot cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (do not boil). Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, just until chilled.
  • 3
    Beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in chilled medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream. Pipe or spoon mixture into serving bowls. Immediately refrigerate any remaining dessert after serving.

Expert Tips

  • Sprinkle with food-grade gold leaf—found in cake supply stores—for a truly spectacular presentation. Or serve this creamy mousse in swan- or heart-shaped chocolate cups.
  • Stirring half of the whipping cream into the egg yolk mixture prevents the egg yolks from being cooked in the hot whipping cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
290
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32 g
Saturated Fat
19 g
Cholesterol
190 mg
Sodium
30 mg
Potassium
160 mg
Total Carbohydrate
22 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
4 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Nothing says special occasion quite like a decadent chocolate mousse. Mousse means to foam or froth in French and refers to fluffy, rich foods, which can be either sweet or savory – for a savory example, think: Smoked Salmon Pâté. The airy texture characteristic of mousse usually comes from either beaten egg whites or whipped cream. In this recipe, it’s whipped cream, which means this dessert is extra rich and decadent. Don’t be intimidated by the fancy French name. If you’ve ever heated milk on the stove, for hot cocoa, this is barely any different. The key to this dessert is to pay attention. You don’t want the milk to boil. If you can manage that, you can make this dessert. And once you do, you’ll want to make it again and again and again. Maybe you’ll even want to try strawberry mousse or white chocolate mousse someday. But if for you there is only chocolate, have no fear! The supply of chocolate dessert recipes is right here.

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