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Best Chocolate Mousse recipe

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This is a purist's chocolate mousse, with just enough alcohol to bring out the best in the chocolate. Feel free to use whisky, Grand Marnier or anything you fancy, really, instead of the rum.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 170g (6 oz) plain chocolate, chopped
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 6 teaspoons rum

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr15min

  1. Melt the chocolate slowly in a double boiler. Remove from heat and beat egg yolks into chocolate with electric mixer. Beat in alcohol, if desired.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites to a stiff peak. Stir a large spoonful of egg whites into chocolate mixture to loosen. Then gently fold remaining egg whites into chocolate. Pour into serving glasses and chill in refrigerator until set, 4 to 5 hours. The chocolate mousse will keep up to four days in refrigerator.


This chocolate mousse recipe can be made per person, using 30g of chocolate and one egg for each.

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Reviews in English (29)

OK but I was hoping for sth thicker.-16 Feb 2018


As a Belgian, my expectations about chocolate mousse are quite high. I was a little bit surprised by this recipe containing no cream at all, but it sounded very easy to prepare and to scale. I must admit that THIS IS A REAL GOOD BITTER CHOCOLATE MOUSSE. You must try it if you're a chocolate connoisseur.-04 Mar 2004


Really quick and easy. When I made it a second time, I decided to add some cream that I had as well - don't do it, it was FAR nicer without!!-18 Jul 2002

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