Chocolate Mousse (Mousse au Chocolat)

What is Chocolate Mousse? | Does Chocolate Mousse Contain Raw Eggs? | Fun Ways to Use This Recipe | Essential Baking Tools for This Recipe

This light and airy chocolate mousse recipe is nothing short of easy and delicious! It only takes 10 minutes to whip up, but it tastes like it came from a fancy French restaurant.

chocolate mousse with whipped cream

What is Chocolate Mousse?

Chocolate mousse is a combination of good quality chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, and salt. There are other ingredients, such as eggs, coffee, vanilla, chili powder, etc, that you can add as well.

Does Chocolate Mousse Contain Raw Eggs?

Yes and no. This particular recipe does not contain any eggs because I wanted to keep it simple and delicious.

Many classic mousse au chocolat recipes call for egg yolks to add richness and flavor, but then there is always the risk of using raw eggs. You can definitely add an egg yolk to this recipe if you want it to be slightly richer, but believe me, you don’t need it!

Chocolate mousse in a chocolate tea cup

Fun Ways to Use Chocolate Mousse

There are so many fun ways to use this recipe! In the picture above, I made an edible tea cup, placed a dollop of caramel in the bottom, and then filled it with the mousse and whipped cream.

This is such a fun way to present a traditional French dessert for a romantic dessert or just for fun!

3 chocolate teacups filled with caramel and chocolate mousse

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Chocolate Mousse (Mousse au Chocolat)

  • Author: Camille
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x


  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate baking bar (such as Ghiradelli)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder, Dutch processed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • Whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and caramel for garnish (optional)


  1. Roughly chop chocolate, place in a medium size bowl, and melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Set aside.
  2. Boil 1/4 cup of water, then stir in the cocoa powder and vanilla. Stir the cocoa powder mixture into the melted chocolate until combined.
  3. Whip heavy cream, sugar, and salt to soft peaks. Add 1/4 of the whipped cream to the chocolate and stir to lighten the chocolate.
  4. Add the rest of the whipped cream and use a spatula to gently fold it into the chocolate. Fold by placing your spatula in the center of the bowl, scooping it under a quarter of the chocolate and whipping cream, and then bring the spatula up and over to the top of the mousse. Repeat this in quarter turns until all of the whipping cream is mixed in.
  5. Pour chocolate mousse into serving cups or chocolate tea cups as shown above. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Chocolate mousse stays good for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
  6. Note- this recipe makes 2 cups of chocolate mousse, which easily feeds 4-6 people, and even 8 if needed.

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