Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Usually when I say my grandmother, I mean my maternal one, but this is one of the few recipes I have from my paternal grandmother. She died when I was a toddler but I sure do remember this mousse! It really is quite simple to make and is delicious and elegant served with fresh berries of any sort.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (or bits, or mini chips, etc)
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 4 eggs, beaten (I use the pasteurized ones since the eggs won't be cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (to taste)
  • 1 pint whipping cream, whipped very stiff with no sugar added


  1. Melt chocolate with hot water. To melt completely, it may be necessary to place the bowl in a pan of hot water.
  2. Cool and then add beaten eggs.
  3. Add Grand Marnier.
  4. Carefully fold in whipped cream.
  5. Chill and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Light, fluffy chocolate. I followed the directions and had no trouble with it being watery. I did have to put in the microwave for 20 seconds to finish the melting - The rich chocolate taste and velvety texture was enjoyed by everyone in this family. Hard to believe it was so easy to make.

4 5

Yum! This is light, fluffy, and delicious! Based on other reviewers comments about it being too liquid, I left out the water altogether. I also melted the chips in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds or so until they were completely melted. I also substituted Bailey's Irish Cream for the Grand Marinier, we like both, but enjoy Bailey's more in mousse. This will definitely be made again. Made for ZWT6.

3 5

The flavor of this was good. Very rich! However mine was more like a light pudding than a mousse. I whipped my cream until very very thick but once it folded in there was too much liquid for it I think. Thank you for a tasty treat though.