Easy Chocolate Mousse

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This chocolate mousse recipe is easy to make and delicious.  Rich, silky, and smooth, this chocolate mousse is pretty to serve, and a treat to eat.

Chocolate Mouse in serving dish with whipped cream made from Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse! Mousse au chocolaté! However you want to say it, it’s divine. I used to be afraid to make it. I don’t know why it scared me, it just seemed like a dessert you only should eat in Paris or at fine parties, not a dessert you make at home.

Well, I decided to be brave and give it a try and guess what? It’s not scary at all! This chocolate mousse recipe is actually really easy, almost too easy! Now, I know I can make chocolate mousse at home. This could be dangerous because this chocolate mousse is DIVINE! 

Easy Chocolate Mousse with chocolate shavings and cream on top

Three Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

You only need three ingredients to make this chocolate mousse, I told you it was EASY!

  • Chocolate
  • Water
  • Eggs

You can also add a pinch of course salt if you want. I love the hint of salt with the sweet chocolate. And of course feel free to top the chocolate mousse with whipped cream!

Pro tip-make sure you use the BEST chocolate for this recipe. Splurge on the good stuff because it will make a difference in the overall taste of the chocolate mousse. I like to use bittersweet or semisweet chocolate.

Date Night or Any Night Chocolate Mousse

I made this dessert for date night and we both loved it! You can get all romantic and share a mousse, but I wanted my own. I didn’t want to share..ha!

The chocolate mousse is rich, silky, and smooth. I topped it off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. It is pretty to serve and a treat to eat! You could also serve with fresh raspberries. This chocolate mousse is the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, holidays, or any special occasion. You can also make it just because, chocolate is always a good idea!

You can’t go wrong with this classic French dessert…and chocolate is always a good idea!

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe Anyone can make

Easy Chocolate Mousse

You only need three ingredients to make this easy chocolate mousse. It is the perfect dessert for any occasion!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes


  • 7 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature, separated
  • Pinch of coarse salt


  1. Combine the chocolate and water in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Heat until the chocolate is almost completely melted, stirring occasionally. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir until the mixture is smooth. Set aside and let cool to near room temperature.
  2. In a clean, dry bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the egg whites and the salt. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. They should be thick and smooth.
  3. Stir the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture. Add one third of the whipped egg whites to the bowl with the chocolate and fold gently to lighten up the mixture. Fold in the remaining egg whites gently with a spatula just until no visible streaks are left.
  4. Portion the mixture into 4 individual serving dishes (or 2 larger serving dishes, for a romantic, share-friendly dessert). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Serve with freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Growing up this was one of my favorite desserts! I’ve never made it. I’m actually not a huge chocolate fan (weirdo), but something about the texture of this dessert is just amazing. RICH and awesome

  2. I went to see Les Mis live with my parents when I was in junior high or high school and loved it. I can’t wait to see the movie version. And seriously, chocolate mousse is the absolute best – so flavorful and delicious!

  3. Such an easy recipe! I am wondering about the water and the chocolate…doesn’t water cause chocolate to seize up? I will take your word for it, because it may be in the technique. Pinning!!

  4. Mousse is one of my favorite ways to enjoy chocolate but I don’t actually think I’ve ever made it before either! Better make up for lost time!

  5. So sweet of you to share your easy version of chocolate mousse, Maria! Such a classic is now “doable” for young and/or new chefs. I have a set of Italian dessert dishes in the same shape as yours. And, I always serve mousse or mini trifles in them! Lovely food photography here. 🙂 xo

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