Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

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If you are looking for an elegant and delightful tasting chocolate dessert, then this chocolate mousse will quickly become your favorite! Smooth and creamy, you will scrape out every last bite!

You can’t go wrong with a chocolate dessert! Just about everyone loves them, and there are SO MANY out there to choose from! My favorite chocolate desserts are these homemade Reese’s peanut butter cups, this fantastic chocolate pie, or this death by chocolate cheesecake!

Chocolate mousse in a glass, topped with whipped cream and a raaspberry.

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is so good. So good that did you know that there is even a day in April dedicated to it?? Yep, that’s right. This dessert is known as one of the best chocolate desserts ever, and once you make this recipe, you will see why! It doesn’t get much better than this. A creamy, decadent mousse that has a deep, rich chocolate flavor. It’s topped with whipped cream and a juicy raspberry.

You can’t beat one of those flavors all by themselves, let alone once you combine that trio together! I’ll admit, I have no shame in saying that I wanted to scrape that mixing bowl clean and eat every last bite that I could when I made this! And the only reason that I didn’t was because my kids got to it before I could! This chocolate mousse looks so elegant in its small, beautiful glass that you MUST host a party to serve this at! Your guests will love it!!

Ingredients You Need to Make Chocolate Mousse

This ingredients list is actually really simple! So impress your guests with what looks like a very complicated dessert and whip this up! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

  • Granulated Sugar: The sugar sweetens this right up.
  • Egg Yolks: I used large eggs and got the egg yolks ready to go before I started into making the mousse.
  • Coffee: Don’t worry, this mousse doesn’t have a coffee flavor! The coffee brings out the chocolate flavor!
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate: Chop this up into fine pieces so that it mixes and melts well.
  • Butter: I used unsalted butter for this mousse.
  • Whipping Cream: This not only completes this mousse but it tastes so good with the chocolate!
  • Fresh Mint, Additional Whipped Cream and Raspberries: Use these to garnish the top of the mousse.

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse isn’t hard, but it does require some patience! Plan on making this ahead of time so that it can chill in your fridge, and then you can just pull it out when you are ready to serve it!

  1. Cook: In a double boiler, or in a metal bowl over a simmering pot of water, combine the egg yolks, sugar, and coffee. Be sure to keep the water at just a simmer. Whisk the egg mixture constantly until thickened and the sugar has all dissolved, about 7 minutes. On a thermometer it should reach 160°. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Melt the Chocolate: Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave in 20 second intervals until fully melted. Add the chocolate into the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Chill: When the mixture is cooled, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold ⅓ of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture and then fold the chocolate mixture into the remaining whipped cream until no streaks of white remain. Transfer to a large ziplock bag and snip off the corner. Pipe into six 4-ounce dessert cups or ramekins. Cover the cups with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Garnish: Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, a raspberry and a mint leaf.
4 pictures showing how to mix up the mousse and pip it into a glass.

Chocolate Mousse Tips

You need to do a few key things when making chocolate mousse. Don’t skip these steps, and it will turn out perfectly!

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure that your eggs are at room temperature when you start mixing them. Set them out on your counter about 30 minutes before you plan on starting. The reason that you want room temperature egg yolks is because then the yolks break more easily allowing them to mix more evenly with the other ingredients.
  • Let it Chill: Don’t skip this part! In order for your mousse to set up properly you MUST chill it in the fridge for at least 4 hours. This is a great dessert to make the day before and put it in your fridge, ready for the next day!
  • Gently Fold: When it’s time to add in the whipped cream, gently fold it in. You don’t want to stir it up too much and overmix the mousse.

The top view of 3 glasses of chocolate mousse. Each topped with whipped cream, a raspberry and a mint leaf.

How Long Doe Chocolate Mousse Last?

If you have leftovers, then just make sure to store them in your fridge! Chocolate mousse is best eaten within a day or 2 of making it.

Chocolate mousse in a glass cup with a silver spoon scooping out a bite.


  • In a double boiler, or in a metal bowl over a simmering pot of water, combine the egg yolks, sugar, and coffee. Be sure to keep the water at just a simmer. Whisk the egg mixture constantly until thickened and the sugar has all dissolved, about 7 minutes. On a thermometer, it should reach 160°. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  • Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave in 20 second intervals until fully melted. Add the chocolate into the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

  • When the mixture is cooled, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold ⅓ of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture and then fold the chocolate mixture into the remaining whipped cream until no streaks of white remain. Transfer to a large ziplock bag and snip off the corner. Pipe into six 4-ounce dessert cups or ramekins. Cover the cups with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

  • Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf.



Serves: 6

Calories478kcal (24%)Carbohydrates25g (8%)Protein5g (10%)Fat40g (62%)Saturated Fat24g (120%)Polyunsaturated Fat2gMonounsaturated Fat11gTrans Fat1gCholesterol181mg (60%)Sodium24mg (1%)Potassium234mg (7%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar21g (23%)Vitamin A1194IU (24%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium70mg (7%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Keyword chocolate mousse