France: Chocolate Mousse Recipe

...Ummm... chocolate mousse. Need I say more?! Seriously, if you like chocolate and you like mousse, then you've gotta try this delicious (and easy) recipe!

We've been making this recipe since my girls were tiny - and even if your kiddos are small, or have limited experience in the kitchen, don't let that overwhelm them or you! There are lots of simple steps you can get them to help with - and, of course, you'll need some official taste testers! Because you'll be using a double boiler to melt the chocolate and butter together, do make sure you're extra careful of all that steam!

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  • 20g butter

  • 1c cream

  • 3 eggs, separated

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1T caster sugar


  1. Set a double boiler.

  2. Melt chocolate and butter in the double boiler, and stir until smooth. Be careful of the steam! Once smooth remove from the heat.

  3. Stir through the egg yolks and set aside to cool a little.

  4. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.

  5. Add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

  6. Whip the cream. Fold the cream into the chocolate/cream mixture.

  7. Pour into serving bowls.

  8. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until set. Allow about 2 hours.

Prep time 20 minutes, chill time 2 hours, serves 6

NOTE: sometimes the chocolate might seize which means the chocolate mousse ends up a bit lumpy, this tends to happen if the cream and eggs are moved to the chocolate too slowly. However, when you've got little hands in the kitchen, this often can't be helped! My advice is to forewarn the kiddos that this is a possibility - that way they don't get totally disappointed when it doesn't turn out exactly like they had imagined, and then to follow my rule of thumb: as long as it tastes delicious, it really doesn't matter how it looks. IN FACT, my kiddos have decided that they like it a bit lumpy as they often find some yummy chocolate chunks in their mousse - and who would be disappointed with that?!

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