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Easy Chocolate Mousse

No one is skipping dessert tonight.
Prep Time15 mins
Cooling and Chilling Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 477.07kcal
Author: Katie Workman



  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped (or use chips)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup espresso or other dark brewed coffee
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature, separated
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped Cream to serve


  • Combine the chocolate, butter, sugar and coffee in a small heavy saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until the chocolate is just melted and everything is smooth. Remove from the heat, stir in the salt, and transfer to a mixing bowl, and cool to warm room temperature.
  • In a clean, dry bowl using an electric mixer blend the egg whites on medium-high speed until they form stiff peaks.
  • Stir the egg yolks and vanilla into the cooled chocolate until well combined. In two batches, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture just until combined, but still a little bit streaky. Transfer to 4 individual serving cups or ramekins. Chill for at least 4 hours. Serve chilled with sweetened whipped cream.


Make Ahead

These will keep for up to 3 days.


Calories: 477.07kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.44g | Protein: 8.25g | Fat: 31.83g | Saturated Fat: 17.94g | Cholesterol: 196.33mg | Sodium: 359.48mg | Potassium: 301.83mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 32.54g | Vitamin A: 608.72IU | Calcium: 54.36mg | Iron: 3.46mg