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Classic Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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This recipe is for a classic chocolate mousse that is easy to make and will impress any guest. It is made with only a few simple ingredients including dark chocolate, heavy cream, eggs, and sugar. The end result is a decadent and irresistible dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or just want to treat yourself, this classic chocolate mousse recipe is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

There are so many recipes for Chocolate Mousse, from easy to technically more difficult. This recipe is our classic recipe which requires separating and beating the eggs. Beating the eggs white can sometimes seem daunting but it really is very easy once you have a little practice.

This Classic Chocolate Mousse recipe will be a forever go-to recipe that you can rely on time and time again.


  • 6 oz (170g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 tbsp (45g) granulated sugar


  1. In a heatproof bowl, combine the chopped chocolate and 1/2 cup (120ml) of the heavy cream.
  2. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
  3. Stir the chocolate mixture until it is smooth and fully melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with 2 tbsp (30g) of the sugar until the mixture becomes pale and thick.
  5. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then gradually add the remaining 1 tbsp (15g) of sugar and continue to beat until glossy.
  6. In a separate bowl, whip the remaining 1/2 cup (120ml) of heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold the egg yolk mixture, egg white mixture and whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture, being careful not to overmix.
  8. Spoon the mousse into individual dishes or one larger dish and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

Serve with pomegranate seeds (optional) and shavings of dark chocolate.

close up photo of chocolate mousse

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