Recipe: Mousse au chocolat

Discover the recipe of the mousse au chocolat, a delicious French dessert easily made. Perfect to end the meal with a note of greediness that will melt all your guests, young and old.


(4 persons)

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How to make mousse au chocolat ?

 1- Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave on low heat. Set it aside to cool slightly.

2- In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.

3- Lightly beat the room temperature egg yolks with the sugar, vanilla, and salt to mix.

4- Slowly add the egg yolk mixture to the melted chocolate.

5- Gently stir the chocolate mixture into the stiff egg whites, using 1/3 of the chocolate at a time.

6- Pour the mixture into serving bowls.

7- Refrigerate for 4 hours before servings. (Mousse au chocolate will keep nicely in the refrigerator for 4 days.) 

Bon appétit !

Did you Know it ? French King Louis XVI (18th century) would have been one of the first to taste a chocolate mousse thanks to the inventive talent of one of his cooks, the Swiss Charles Fazi. The term "mousse au chocolat" was coined a little later, in the 18th century, by another chef named Menon.

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