La Mousse Au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse)

"I was shown this recipe in Jr. High French Class. The teacher thought it would be fun and educational to learn a recipe from France and she was right. It's a wonderful dessert that incorporates Orange Juice and Coffee into the mixture. Check it out...."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins


  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso (brewed)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks (keep egg whites)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Chill all mixing bowls and utensils before making the mousse to help it set up.
  • Place semi-sweet chocolate chips, butter, espresso, and orange juice in a double broiler and melt on low heat; stirring constantly until melted. Set chocolate mixture in fridge to cool.
  • Blend eggs and egg yolks with sugar at medium speed for approx 2 minutes or until thickened. Add to chocolate mixture.
  • Whip together whipping cream and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold into the chocolate mixture and blend for 2-3 minutes. Return to fridge.
  • Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Pour chocolate mixture into a chilled large bowl and fold in beaten egg whites. Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

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  1. Carrot Cake
    Amazing! I doubled the recipe and EVERYBODY at the party took thirds! I used maxuell french vanilla coffee and it was a hit!
  2. Mooseybear
    I loved this recipe, the only thing I did different was to beat the egg whites until stiff. IT was really nice, smooth chocolate mousse.


<p>Just moved with my family to Spokane after living in Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Getting adjusted to new things and work most of the time these days. Most of the recipes I obtain are from magazines, newsstand cookbooks, and of course from home. I use to work in a bookstore and on my break I'd often be thumbing through cookbooks looking for desserts to try.</p>
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