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An excellent chocolate mousse recipe

August 17, 2016

I decided a few weeks ago that it had been far too long since I’d tried to make a great chocolate mousse (and failed miserably). Some Googling a few days ago led me to Gourmantine The Blog, and specifically, this post on the best chocolate mousse recipes.

I was intrigued by the ‘winning’ recipe by pastry chef David Lebovitz – especially because it didn’t call for the traditional heavy cream – so I grabbed a screenshot and whipped it up this afternoon.


I followed the recipe as written, though the yolk really didn’t want to be ‘whisked’ into the chocolate, so I just stirred vigorously. I also might have over stiffened the whites slightly. I used sea salt.

A recipe in pictures (with commentary):


I used a mixture of these three chocolates by Cacao Barry to make up the 200g. The resulting mousse was quite dark, so I could have used slightly less of the Tanzanie (75%).



Melted chocolate mixed with the yolks.



‘Stiff peak’ egg whites. Remember to bring your eggs to room temp before whipping. I think these might be slightly over whipped.



I managed to get chocolate everywhere, of course and always.



The recipe made six mousses that perfectly filled my six glass ramekins.



Beauty shot, pre-refrigeration.



After three hours of chill time. Dense but fluffy. Creamy and rich. Almost too dark (my fault). I would suggest serving the mousse with a dollop of whipped cream or some fresh berries for balance.

I highly recommend giving this recipe a try. It’s brilliant.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2016 9:54 PM

    I’ve been craving some creamy rich chocolate and trying to come up with a dessert for a dinner party. This sounds perfect! Thanks again Meghan, you share yumminess with us besides sharing with us your creativity

    • madebymeghan permalink*
      August 17, 2016 10:15 PM

      So simple and so tasty!

  2. Megan permalink
    August 17, 2016 11:02 PM

    You know in Harry Potter when Hagrid accidentally lets something slip to the kids and immediately says “I should not have said that.” My first thought on clicking to see the blog post was I should not have done that! Now at 2 in the morning Im craving chocolate with nothing good in the house! Lol

    • madebymeghan permalink*
      August 18, 2016 6:32 AM

      LOL! Sorry about that. I was going to schedule it for today but I’m supposed to be writing through the day not blogging. So I did it last night. 😊

  3. Kendall Jarish permalink
    August 18, 2016 4:15 PM

    That looks divine! I haven’t had mousse made with egg whites, sounds interesting. I will definitely have to try it.

    • madebymeghan permalink*
      August 18, 2016 4:24 PM

      It’s really tasty. Almost bubbly.

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