Chocolate Mousse

READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
Recipe by KiminyMe

This is a raw-egg mousse that should not be served to those with compromised immune systems. I have made the recipe many times though, with no problems. You can use kirsch, brandy, strong coffee, or another flavor extract to change the taste.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

So rich in flavor, yet very light in texture. This is a lovely chocolate dessert that no one would ever guess was so easy to prepare. This is a must for any chocoholic. It gets "fluffier" the longer it chills, so you'll be doing yourself a favor by adhering to the instructions of chilling for at least 4 hours. Thank you for sharing your recipe, KiminyMe. Made for Spring 2011 Pick-A-Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 eggs, separated and at room temperature
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or other flavoring)
  • 1 tablespoon cream (or milk)


  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a double-boiler. Stir in the vanilla extract and milk and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add egg yolks to chocolate mix, one at a time. Stir after each addition until well mixed.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
  4. Fold chocolate mixture carefully into egg whites, and stir gently until evenly mixed.
  5. Chill for at least 4 hours.

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