Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 20 mins

Nice light dessert

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, coarsely chopped
  • 12 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 14 cups whipping cream, whipped


  1. In a microwave or double boiler, heat chocolate, ¼ cup water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted.
  2. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160; about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; whisk in chocolate mixture.
  5. Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes.
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.


Most Helpful

Made this for Valentines dinner! So soft & silky, true mousse! I used a combination of chocolate- semi sweet & dark chocolate. I'm a dark chocolate fan, yummy!

June H. February 15, 2011

AWESOME RECIPE! I've used this for years, I have no idea why its never been rated. Very straight forward and easy to understand. The result is perfectly dense, wonderfully whipped mousse.

Sophia Foley June 30, 2010

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a