The great thing about desserts is that they can make conversations seem livelier and more fun. Chocolate mousse isn’t just for kids – you’ll see how your guests’ eyes will brighten up when you tell them it’s what you’re having for dessert. And since this is served in individual portions, nobody will ever feel left out. Try out our simple recipe below, and let us know how you enjoyed it!
This recipe is a sure-fire hit, not just because it tastes decadent – it also looks pretty no matter how you present it. Because anyone can make this easy recipe, it can be prepared and chilled a day ahead when expecting guests.
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
COOK TIME: 25 Minutes
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp strong coffee or espresso
- 140g dark chocolate
- Whip the cream until soft peaks form, then chill in the fridge.
- Mix coffee (or espresso), diced butter and the finely chopped chocolate in a double boiler over hot water. Stir frequently to smoothen the mixture.
- Remove from heat to cool down.
- Separate eggs. Whip egg whites in a bowl until foamy and thick. Add the sugar and beat until you see soft peaks.
- Once the chocolate is warm (a bit warmer than body temperature), add in the yolks and stir.
- Stir in a third of the cream, then fold in half of the egg whites.
- Keep folding until incorporated properly, then add the remainder of the egg whites and cream.
- Serve using a pipe or a spoon. You can use dishes, wine glasses or serving bowls for presentation.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours to a whole day.
- You can also layer in fresh berries and extra whipped cream.
- Dark (bittersweet) chocolate is only optional in this recipe – you can use milk chocolate just as well – although the bittersweetness has a tastier, fuller effect on the mousse.
- Others will go as far as add a whole cup of sugar – this entirely depends on your personal preference.