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This Valentine’s Day, let’s whip up a luscious and mouth-watering chocolate mousse recipe with only a few ingredients.

Chocolate Mousse

rich and silky chocolate mousse recipe
Course Dessert
Servings 4 People


  • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream separated into 1 cup and 3/4 cup.
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g semi-sweet or dark chocolate


  • Heat 3/4 cup cream in a small saucepan until hot.
  • Mix together yolks, sugar, and salt in another bowl until combined, then add hot cream in a slow stream, whisking until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it registers 70°c on a thermometer.
  • Strain the custard into a bowl and stir in the vanilla.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave at 30-second bursts and stir in between until it's fully melted. Or use a double-boiler.
  • Pour the chocolate into the custard and stir until smooth.
  • Beat the remaining 1 cup of whipping cream in a bowl of an electric mixer or stand mixer just until stiff peaks.
  • Fold the cream gently into the chocolate custard.
  • Spoon the mousse into four serving glasses or ramekins and chill covered for at least 6 hours. Let them stand at room temperature before serving.



  • Mousse can be made and chilled one day in advance.
  • You can replace the 1 teaspoon vanilla with 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder.
Keyword chocolate mousse, valentine's day recipe

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