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10-Minute Chocolate Mousse

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Wow your guests without the hassle. Make my easy Chocolate Mousse recipe in just ten minutes for a smooth and velvety chocolate dessert. 
Chocolate Mousse Recipe - Make a delicious, creamy chocolate dessert in only minutes!

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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?

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.

10-Minute Chocolate Mousse, topped with whipped cream.

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.

Get my complete guide to aquafaba here.

A spoonful of my Chocolate Mousse recipe.

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10-Minute Chocolate Mousse

4.72 from 7 votes
This smooth, luxurious, and velvety chocolate mousse recipe is beyond easy. Wow your guests with this chocolate dessert all prepared in just ten minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
This smooth, luxurious, and velvety chocolate mousse recipe is beyond easy. Wow your guests with this chocolate dessert all prepared in just ten minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • cups bittersweet chocolate (7 1⁄2 oz/213g)
  • ½ cup water (4 fl oz/115 ml)
  • 3 large eggs , separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • Whipped cream to decorate

Instructions

  • Place the chocolate, coffee, and water in a Good Cook Gourmet 3 Quart Mixing Bowl heatproof bowl and set over a Good Cook Classic 2 Quart Sauce Pan of just simmering water. Don’t let the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Heat gently until the chocolate is melted.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly. Then swiftly stir in the egg yolks, vanilla and salt with a whisk until well combined. Take care not to ‘over mix’ as the fat in the chocolate will separate and your mix will appear oily.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. You can do this by hand using a Good Cook Stainless Steel Whisk. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture in 2 batches. The fast you do this process the better as the chocolate starts to set.
  • Spoon the mousse into individual dishes and chill for at least 6 hours or overnight. Top with softly whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Recipe Notes

Store in the fridge for up to three days.
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KM
KM
3 years ago

Hey Gemma,
I thought I had beaten the egg whites well enough but the mousse turned out to be runny(like gooey) instead of foamy or “mousse like”. Do you have any tips for me? Still tasted yummy anyhow! Thank you for the lovely recipe!

Adam
Adam
2 years ago

I accidentally used 1 teaspoon salt and it does taste a little salty. is there any saving it now?

Claire0511
Claire0511
1 year ago

How do u make strawberry mousse?

Sarita
Sarita
1 year ago

The site for the recipe is not working. Can you send me the recipe?

Soni
Soni
2 years ago

My chocolate , coffee and water mixture turned out a little too watery . Resulting in watery chocolate mousse mix . Plz help what can I do ?

Angel
Angel
2 years ago

Can we also use white chocolate for this recipe. Love it

Bold baker
Bold baker
2 years ago

Hi Gemma,
I was wondering if I could use this as a layer in your best ever chocolate cake? if so, how much would the recipe call for?

Jen
Jen
2 years ago

Hey gemma, i couldnt find 70% cocoa chocolate, i got 55% and a 90%. should i mix both of them or should i use one ( which ) ?
love ur recipes xoxo

Rabia
Rabia
2 years ago

Hi Gemma
I made this today but i hoped it would yield a bigger batch. Can you please suggest how should i increase the ingredients to double the batch? Do i just double everything or in different proportions? Looking forward!

Robyn Jones
Robyn Jones
2 years ago

Hi Gemma, what is the nutritional info ie calories, etc on your 3 ingred Choc Mousse as shown in Parade Mag?

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