Chocolate Mousse

This has to be one of the easiest and most delicious desserts that exist. Many chocolate mousse recipes call for gelatin and/or eggs; not this one!

Yield: 6 servings

Time: 10 minutes + chilling time


  • small saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • 2 bowls
  • electric mixer


  • 2 c heavy cream
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ c sugar


Heat ½ c cream in saucepan over medium heat, until just about to boil.

Finely chop the chocolate and place in bowl.

Pour hot cream over chocolate, stir once, cover, and set aside.

Whip remaining cream and sugar in the other bowl until they form soft peaks.

Stir the chocolate mixture until all is melted and well incorporated, then fold in the cream.

Chill for at least 2 hours.


If you love chocolate, this is equally good served plain or with fresh strawberries.

Also see recipes for lemon mousse and strawberry mousse.


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