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Quick and Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Updated on February 28, 2010

Everyone always appreciates a homemade dessert after a family dinner – it’s really going that extra mile – thankfully, you don’t always have to be baking pies or cakes here…sometimes a homemade dessert can be made in mere minutes.

Here’s a recipe for a very simple chocolate mousse. This uses only a few good quality ingredients and requires only a couple minutes of active work – and it tastes pretty much as good as anything you’d get in a fine restaurant (it should actually, as this recipe is based on one from Joel Robuchon, the man with more Michelin stars than any other!). This is great as it requires no egg yolks, no custard making and no baking - only a little whipping of cream and melting of chocolate!

Easy Chocolate Mousse (for 4)

  • 1 cup of whipping cream (heavy cream)
  • 100 grams of good dark chocolate – Good quality chocolate (in the 70% cocoa range) is often sold in 100 gram bars, so this portion is pretty easy to work with
  • 2 tsps of sugar
  1. Take half the cream and add it to a small saucepan. Break the chocolate into small pieces and add it to the cream. Bring the cream to as simmer gently, and cook, stirring, until the chocolate has melted evenly into the cream.
  2. Transfer the chocolate cream to the fridge to cool (about half an hour or so should do it). I like to do up to this step before dinner and finish the next step after dinner, just before serving.
  3. Once the chocolate cream has cooled, add the sugar to the remaining heavy cream and using a whisk or beaters, beat the cream until it has doubled in volume.
  4. Once you have whipped cream, take your chocolate cream from the fridge and gently fold it into the whipped cream. (you want to stir it in gently so you don’t lose the volume of your whipped cream.

Divide into 4 small serving bowls and enjoy – it’s really tasty!

A Mousse Variation from Nigella Lawson That Uses Marshmellows!


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    • Auntie D profile image

      Auntie D 6 years ago from California

      I am so glad you shared this. It's so much easier than what I've been making for eons... your directions are easy to follow, hub well done. Thanks for sharing.

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      John D Lee 7 years ago

      Hope the recipe works out for you and your mother in law is duly impressed!

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      aktifistri 7 years ago from China

      Hohohooo..just now on hubpages i found some fantastic recipe for choco-mousse..but to be honest this is the simplest and easieast one, and you promote it pretty well, too! lol... my mother in law is coming from Canada very soon for 3 weeks summer holiday, and certainly i'm gonna practice making this before she come, trying to impressed her and my husband by spoiling their tounges with this awesome mousse!! Thanks a lot for the great work, John.. very useful and inspiring! :D

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      Cassidella 7 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. It sounds easy and delicious! I've bookmarked it.

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      John D Lee 7 years ago

      Thanks De Greek - hope you try this easy dessert!

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      De Greek 7 years ago from UK

      Thank you fo rthis! I am just now learning to cook and I am collecting ideas :-)

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      John D Lee 7 years ago

      Cmon Jane, - you deserve a little chocolate mousse!

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      Jane@CM 7 years ago

      I think I hate you now LOL LOL - this looks divine & so easy! This is what is for desert tomorrow night! :)