Nothing ends a meal quite as magical as a rich, yet light, French chocolate mousse. Today I want to share how to make a mousse au chocolat like the French.
Use the best quality dark chocolate you can find, as there are only 4 ingredients in the recipe, so the taste of your chocolate can shine. Traditional recipes require eggs, but here is a simplified version using a whipped cream base.
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Here is my French mousse au chocolat recipe.
- 10.5 oz (300 grams) bar of dark chocolate, chopped
- ⅔ cup of whole milk
- 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
How to Make Chocolate Mousse
- Make a bain-marie by placing a small pot of boiling water (about ¼ of the pan full) on the stove, with a larger metal bowl on top, taking special care not to allow water vapor to escape. In the bowl on top, place the chopped chocolate and the milk together until the chocolate melts. Remove from heat once melted and mix together gently with a spatula.
- Let cool slightly at room temperature.
- In another bowl (using a mixer or by hand), whisk together the heavy cream and powdered sugar, whipped until stiff.
- With a spatula, gently mix the warm chocolate mixture together with whipped cream, folding gently to make sure that the mixture does not deflate.
- Place directly into your serving dishes and let chill for at least 30 minutes.
Et voilà! Bon appetit!