Elegant Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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There is something delightfully simple, yet so satisfying about homemade chocolate mousse. Garnish individual servings with fresh berries or chocolate shavings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 10 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 662 calories, 52g fat (31g saturated fat), 272mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat 1-1/2 cups cream and sugar over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the egg yolks.
  2. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  3. In a small bowl, beat remaining cream until stiff peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Elegant Chocolate Mousse in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p60

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