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French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This is a simple recipe for an authentic French Chocolate Mousse. Richness and opulence combined! If you are a chocolate lover with a penchant for decadence, then French Chocolate Mousse is an absolute must-try! 

There is nothing better to finish off after a good dinner than a sweet chocolate mousse pudding.

This French chocolate mousse recipe is a classic French Chocolate Mousse, and can be easily made at home.

homemade chocolate mousse

There are plenty of ready-made packaged chocolate mousses out there that you can buy off the shelf in the supermarket that are very tasty.

But they are never quite the same as a homemade one that you have produced yourself. This is a light chocolate mousse which just SUPER delicious!


easy to make chocolate mousse

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This is a rich, quick and easy creamy chocolate mousse recipe which is perfect for a dinner party.

This French chocolate pudding can be easily made upfront and refrigerated until you need it. It is great to be able to serve up dessert directly from the fridge!

The recipe uses 70% cacao chocolate which gives a delicious dark chocolate mousse.

You can of course, also add some raspberries or strawberries to give it an extra dimension and set the sweetness of the chocolate off against the tartness of the summer fruits.

The Secret is in the Preparation

The secret to getting the perfect chocolate mousse lies in the meticulous preparation technique.

The chocolate is melted carefully to perfection, creating a velvety base. Then the egg yolks and cream are carefully mixed into the chocolate. Finally, the egg whites and sugar are whisked together until a pale and fluffy mixture is obtained.

This mixture is then gently folded into the chocolate, creating a heavenly blend that is light, yet rich in taste.

simple chocolate mousse

French Chocolate Mousse Recipe


The Miracle ingredient – Eggs

I still find it absolutely amazing to see what a variety of foods you can make with eggs.

Eggs are so versatile. But the way that this delicious pudding can be produced by separating the egg whites and egg yolks, and adding them in different ways is nothing short of miraculous.

This easy mousse recipe uses raw eggs, so to be on the safe side, you need to make sure you are using pasteurized eggs.

The result is a simple chocolate mousse recipe that will have your guests drooling and asking for more (so make sure you have made enough for seconds!!).


chocolate pudding dessert


Serve up the chocolate mousse with some whipped cream or ice cream for a completely decadent chocolate dessert.

Bon Appétit!

I sincerely hope you enjoy this easy and tasty recipe. Please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make chocolate mousse

dark chocolate mousse recipe

French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This easy French Chocolate Mousse recipe makes a perfect finish to any dinner. Deliciously rich and tasty it will be the highlight to the evening.


  • 120g Chocolate (70% cocoa +), broken into small pieces
  • 65ml full cream
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 40g sugar


  1. Separate the eggs into yokes and whites.
  2. Slowly melt the chocolate over some warm water. Do not boil the water but let the chocolate melt slowly in a glass bowl if you have one.
  3. Heat the cream in a saucepan. Do not let it boil. When the chocolate has melted, add the warm cream and stir it in completely. Then add the egg yokes and mix carefully by hand.
  4. Beat the egg whites with a mixer and slowly add the sugar, tablespoon by tablespoon, until you have firm peaks.
  5. Finally, fold the egg white and sugar mixture into the chocolate with a spatula.
  6. Then refrigerate the mix for an hour or so before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 211mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 9g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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