French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This is the french chocolate mousse recipe for all chocoholics! The ultimate chocolate mousse, easy to prepare ahead, rich and deliciously divine. Try and buy the darkest chocolate you can to get the most intense chocolate flavour.

Chocolate Mousse


• 8oz dark chocolate broken into small pieces

• 2 tablespoons either orange liqueur or brandy

• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

• 4 eggs, separated

• 6 tablespoons double cream

• 3 tablespoons fine sugar

• 4 tablespoons water

• 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

To Decorate

You can decorate your mousse with your favourite pleasure - this could be creme fraiche or sour cream, fresh thick cream and then you can finish off with some chocolate curls.It is entirely up to you but it is just as good served on it's own.


• Prepare a pan of hot water , simmering slowly.

• Place the chocolate and water in a heat proof dish.

• Place the dish in the pan of hot water and allow the chocolate to melt slowly.

• Remove the dish from the pan and whisk in the liqueur or brandy with the butter.

• Beat the egg yolks(you can use an electric mixer here)for a few minutes until they are thick and creamy.

• Now beat the egg mixture into the chocolate and blend well.

• Whisk the cream until it forms peaks.

• Stir about a spoonful into the chocolate mixture until blended in well, then blend in the remainder of the cream.

• It is now time to whisk the egg whites - make sure the bowl is grease-free! Whisk for about half a minute until frothy.

• Whisk in the cream of tartar.

• Continue whisking until they form peaks.

• Sprinkle in the sugar and continue whisking until stiff and glossy.

• Now stir a few spoonfuls of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Stir in the remainder and blend slowly.

• Spoon into individual dishes or one larger dish.

• It is important to chill the mousse for abut 2 hours until set.

• Decorate with a little creme fraiche or cream and chocolate curls.


So delicious for all chocolate lovers and so easy to make. If you are planning an easy dessert then this French chocolate mousse recipe is sheer joy!

As said earlier, try and buy the best quality dark chocolate you can afford for this chocolate mousse recipe as the resulting taste of the mousse depends on this.


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