Chocolate mousse is a delightful and creamy dessert that is loved by many. A mixture of chocolate, whipped cream, gelatin and flavorings results in a velvety dessert that melts in your mouth. This exquisite dessert is a symphony of flavors and textures, combining the smoothness of whipped cream with the intense richness of dark chocolate. More than that, it’s wonderful that this is also one of the easiest desserts to make, even for beginners!
Enjoy homemade mousse with this easy instruction below.
- 200g (7 oz) dark chocolate & 50 ml (3 ½ tbsp) whipping cream
- 2 egg yolks
- 50 ml (3 ½ tbsp) whole milk
- 50g sugar and a pinch of salt
- 4 gelatin sheet (8g or 2 2/3 tsp)
- 250 ml (1 cup) whipping cream
Step 1. Chop the chocolate into flakes and put it and 50ml (3 ½ tbsp) whipping cream into a bowl. After that, soak gelatin in water for 15 minutes.
Step 2. Use a double boiler (or place a bowl on top of a pot, making sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the bottom of the pot) to heat the mixture of chopped chocolate and whipping cream under low heat. Another method is to use a microwave oven, but remember to keep low heat or else chocolate will be burnt.
Step 3. Add whole milk (warm or at room temperature), sugar and a pinch of salt to hot chocolate. The heat from chocolate helps to dissolve the sugar.
Step 4. Use microwave oven to melt soaked gelatin sheet with a teaspoon of water and add it to the mixture too.
Step 5. Whip 2 egg yolks using a whisk. Then, heat up again the chocolate mixture until warm, and gently pour egg yolks in. Stir evenly not to let the egg be cooked by warm mixture. Let it cool down to room temperature.
Step 6. Start to whip the whipping cream by hand mixer/stand mixer until stiff peaks form (remember to always keep whipping cream cold before whipping). Take one-quarter of the whipped cream and add it to the chocolate mixture, gently folding it in. Then, fold in the remaining whipped cream using a spatula. The final texture should be thick & smooth.
Step 7. Set the mixture into mold/glass and refrigerate it in at least 4 hours. Serve chocolate mousse with chopped chocolate and your favorite berry, edible flowers.
- It's totally possible to adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences.
- Be careful of temperature. Please follow up temperature instruction exactly.
- Don't be hurry! Let your mousse sit in fridge enough time to get a perfect texture.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 165
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 210mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g
Tips to have perfect mousse
- This recipe give a medium sweet taste which is better for health. However, it’s totally possible to adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences.
- Be careful of temperature. Please follow up temperature instruction exactly. Rushing in any steps may break the silky, airy and smooth texture of the mousse.
- Don’t be hurry! Let your mousse sit in fridge enough time to get a perfect texture. 4 hours is enough for the dessert to set with the best texture and flavor.
How to preserve chocolate mousse?
- Always cover glasses of mousse with a tight-fitting lid or plastic wrap. Ensure that the cover is sealed properly to prevent any air or moisture from entering, which can cause the mousse to dry out or develop an off-flavor.
- Store chocolate mousse in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days, but it is best to consume within the first few days. Consume it within 2-3 days of refrigeration for the best taste and texture.