Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

There are a lot of mousse recipes out there. This is the one I prefer. Easy to make and so good. It makes me happy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Mousse

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 34 cup whipping cream
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons brandy (optional)
  • 13 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cream

  • 12 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons brandy (optional)


  1. For mousse: Heat whipping cream gently in double-boiler or small saucepan until it comes to a simmer.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate.
  3. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
  4. Whisk in the egg yolks and brandy.
  5. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. Beat 1/3 cup cream, sugar and vanilla in medium bowl to stiff peaks.
  7. Fold into cooled chocolate mixture.
  8. Spoon into wineglasses.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  10. For cream: Beat cream, sugar and brandy in medium bowl to soft peaks.
  11. Top mousse with dollops of cream.
Most Helpful

Chocolatey, smooth, rich and easy to make - what more could you ask for? I had never made chocolate mousse before, and was surprised had how simple this recipe was, yet it produced "wow" results.

LorenLou April 07, 2004

Absolutely delightful!

cgmonster November 20, 2010

I was looking for a lighter airier version - simple but way too dense and thick for my liking. Used good quality chocolate and brandy as both will make a difference in taste.

SiriZ July 17, 2013