This easy chocolate mousse recipe is Light, fluffy and rich in chocolate. Quick chocolate fix for any season and any day of the week. This chocolate mousse will be super simple to make and will include a secret ingredient that will make it an ultra-delicious chocolate mousse.
When I was a chef in France, this dessert used to be a mandatory dessert in any restaurant or hotel buffet, and most of the places I work everywhere in the world definitely had this dessert on their menu. I believe it is because its super simple to make. In France, we call this mousse au Chocolate.
What chocolate to use for chocolate mousse?
Always dark chocolate is used to make chocolate mousse, that’s because the sugar and the cream when mixed together with the dark chocolate it balances out the sweetness. Milk chocolate is sweeter, therefore, it can be too sweet for this recipe
Why add coffee to the Chocolate mousse recipe?
Have you ever tried chocolate and coffee together? well that’s the world’s best combo, so why not add coffee to the chocolate mousse, this will give an extra kick and oomph to your regular chocolate mousse.
What do you eat with chocolate mousse?
Usually, since it’s a dessert rich in chocolate and sweetness, you can serve berries or nuts like pistachios, to cut through the sweetness. Berries will definitely balance out the richness of the chocolate.
Does chocolate mousse have raw eggs?
Yes, it does have raw eggs. Usually, many recipes have beaten egg whites and raw egg yolks, I have cooked the egg yolks on a double boiler (sabayon) to slightly cook the eggs this will help to eliminate any egg after taste.
Please note due to raw eggs in this recipe, it’s not suitable for pregnant women.
Why does a chocolate mousse deflate and is not airy?
It’s very important that the chocolate mousse is folded gently and handled less amount of time. If you over-mix it then it will deflate and not be fluffy and airy?
Also when whipping the egg white, make sure to beat it to a stiff peak and not soft peak, because when you are folding all the elements, the egg whites will deflate a little, thus it needs to be beaten to stiff peak to hold its shape and not lose its form entirely in the folding process.
Why does my chocolate mousse looks split?
When whipping the cream, it is very important to beat it to the correct consistency. if you under beat it, it will deflate the mousse, if you overbeat it, it will become like curdled butter and will look split.
Why hasn’t my chocolate mousse set?
This should never happen, as the eggs will always bind the ingredients together. If it hasn’t set, it is usually because there is too much liquid or the eggs have not been incorporated properly.
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Step by step recipe how to make chocolate mousse
- Pots and Pans
- kitchenaid mixer or hand mixer
- 4 Egg yolks
- 4 Egg whites
- 1 tsp Vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp Coffee Brewed
- 85 g White sugar
- 170 g Dark cooking chocolate
- 60 g Butter Unsalted
- 1 cup Cream Whipping, thicken cream
- Place the chocolate and butter in a bowl and place the bowl on a double boiler on medium heat. dissolve the chocolate and butter until it resembles a chocolate sauce. Once done add the brewed coffee. Mix well and leave aside. (Double boiler: Heat half a pot of water on medium heat, place a bowl on top of the pot of water)
- In a separate bowl add the egg yolks, sugar ( leave 10g aside for the egg whites) and vanilla and whisk until pale and creamy, Then place this on the double boiler and cook until its thick and creamy. Note that this is a crucial step and keeping it too long will make it scrambled eggs, therefore mix consistently
- Place, the egg white and the rest of the white sugar and beat until firm peaks form. Leave it aside.
- In a mixing bowl add cream and whisk until soft peaks are formed (Do not over whisk)
- Mix the dissolved chocolate mixture into the egg yolks
- Then Using a spatula fold in the egg white, egg yolk mixture & Whipped cream until fully incorporated ( Do not overwork the mixture, this will result in deflating, use about 10 folds to fully incorporate the mixture)
- Pour the mixture into glasses or pots that you want to present the chocolate mousse, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight
- Add some berries and whipped cream and serve chilled