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Foodporn Friday: Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse

I didn’t have time to make chocolate mousse for my sister while she was here (despite the very best intentions) so I made it the week after she’d headed back home and sent her many, many photos. Sorry La!

On the upside, its super easy to make and tastes incredible – so she can make it herself.

The recipe makes 5 good size portions.


Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse

85gr bittersweet chocolate
6 large egg yolks
85gr sugar
1 pinch salt
25gr unsweetened cocoa powder
260ml heavy cream


Finely chop chocolate; reserve. In a double boiler, whisk yolks, sugar, and salt until sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes. Off heat, quickly whisk in chopped chocolate until melted and cocoa until smooth (mixture will be thick). Cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Whisk half of whipped cream into room-temperature chocolate mixture. Gently fold in remaining whipped cream with a rubber spatula.

Divide mousse among four serving dishes. Chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

Remove mousse from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with shaved chocolate.


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4 thoughts on “Foodporn Friday: Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse

  1. Ooh that sounds amazing! Will have to try it one day (when I’m not pregnant!). Yum!!

  2. I’m going to try this one. But will try substituting coconut milk for cream to make it non dairy.

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