5 from 8 votes
Homemade Chocolate Mousse topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.
Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Rich and decadent chocolate mousse

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chocolate mousse, mousse
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Melt Chocolate
  1. Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Heat until chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat

  2. Mix in butter with one tablespoon at a time. Mix with a whisk until butter is completely combined. 

Whip Egg Whites
  1. Put egg whites in a bowl. Mix with a mixer at high speed until egg whites form soft peaks.

  2. With mixer running, slowing add sugar while mixing. If you add sugar too fast, your egg whites could deflate.

Whip Cream
  1. Put heavy cream in a different bowl. Mix with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks are formed. 

Assemble Mousse
  1. Add 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Use a large spatula and fold egg whites into chocolate. Do not stir mixture or egg whites will deflate.

  2. Add remaining egg whites and continue folding until no white remains.

  3. Add whipped cream and fold gently until mousse does not show any white streaks and is one consistent color.

  4. Place into individual serving dishes and serve or cover and refrigerate.

Recipe Notes

If serving later, put into individual serving dishes and cover each dish with plastic wrap before refrigerating. 

Garnish before serving with whipped cream and fresh berries.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.