Wow your guests without the hassle. Make my easy Chocolate Mousse recipe in just ten minutes for a smooth and velvety chocolate dessert.
Hi Bold Bakers!
My 10-Minute Chocolate Mousse recipe is retro dessert magic made beyond simple. While other chocolate mousse recipes make it hard to reach that airy light texture and have way too many steps, this recipe cuts out the middleman and ensures you’ll be able to perfect decadent mousse in 10 minutes flat!
What is mousse and how do you make it?
This easy chocolate mousse recipe is one of my favorite chocolate desserts as it’s light as air. Mousse has a fluffy texture created by folding heat treated whipped egg whites into a mixture of melted chocolate, coffee and egg yolks. The egg yolks give richness and depth that take a bar of chocolate and transform it into something fluffy and luxurious.
Are there raw eggs in mousse?
If you’re worried about eating raw eggs, fear not! The yolks in the mousse are gently cooked by the hot melted chocolate in a bain marie. I make a bain marie by boiling a bit of water in my GoodCook Classic 2 Quart Sauce Pan, then setting a bowl inside which I use to gently melt my chocolate. This allows steam to gently melt the chocolate and helps the texture stay extra velvety. As for the whipped egg whites, no need to worry – they are not raw. I heat treat the whipped egg whites by quickly whipping them in my GoodCook Gourmet 3 Quart Mixing Bowl over the same bain marie I melted the chocolate over. You don’t need to do this for long as you don’t want to deflate the foamy egg white – they make your mousse airy! You just want to ensure they are not raw after roughly 2-3 minutes. After this, I take two turns to simply whisk this mixture into the melted chocolate with my GoodCook Stainless Steel Whisk.
After the egg whites are completely and gently folded in, I transfer the mousse to my individual serving dishes. The mousse will set up nicely in the fridge before being garnished. I like to garnish mine with a bit of whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
I’m sometimes asked if you can freeze your mousse and the simple answer is no. You can, however, refrigerate the mousse for up to three days. You might also ask if you can substitute eggs. You can completely omit eggs with my vegan chocolate mousse recipe. This great alternative uses aquafaba, the water strained off from a can of chickpeas, in substitution of egg whites.
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