Chocolate Mousse

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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There is nothing that speaks of decadence quite so much as a rich, dark chocolate mousse.

This recipe, found at Taste of, is truly heavenly and, as you’d expect from a great mousse, is rich, light and airy, yet surprisingly easy to make.



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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 27 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 Servings


  • 8 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup water, divided
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups cream, whipped to soft peaks


  • In a microwave or a double boiler, heat chocolate, 1/4 cup of the water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining 1/4 cup water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 70C (160F), about 1-2 minutes. If you don’t own a thermometer, just cook for the time stated – it should be hot (but not simmering) and thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon or spatula.
  • Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture. Set saucepan in a bowl of cold water and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Keyword Chocolate Mousse, Mousse
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About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.

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