Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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"Heaven on a spoon" is how one friend describes this chocolaty dessert. My husband, Allen rates it best of all the special treats I've made. The filling can also be used for a pie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 205 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a microwave, microwave the chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted; stir until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture.
  3. Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Heavenly Chocolate Mousse in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p31

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"I love this recipe. Tonight when I was making it, for the second time, everything that could go wrong did. My whipping cream was frozen and had to have someone run to the store, then I failed to read and forgot to whip the cream first, que hand mixer. The point is my mousse is still perfect!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"Could you please tell me if I can use milk chocolate with minimum intensity, instead of semisweet chocolate...

As I have got that in my pantry.
And if I add milk chocolate then do I really have to add sugar???
Quick response will be highly appreciated as I have a dinner next week and really want to try this mousse."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Very good and chocolatey! My husband loved it. It made 4 small servings. I need to double it next time."

Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"This is a wonderful recipe, we are going to do it again this weekend."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"I loved this recipe. It was wonderful!"

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