How to make Chocolate Mousse
Serves: 4-1 cup servings
  • 8 oz chocolate (the better quality chocolate you use the better the results) I prefer 60%cacao Ghirardelli
  • 2 cups heavy cream (separated 1/2 and 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Heat chocolate in a double boiler until melted.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat 1/2 cup heavy cream on medium heat until tiny bubbles form all around the edges.
  3. In a bowl whisk egg yolks, then stir this into the heated cream and cook until it reaches 160 degrees F.
  4. Strain mixture if the eggs clump a bit, straining it will make the mixture smooth.
  5. Whisk egg mixture into the chocolate and allow it to cool. Place a bowl of cold water and ice under the bowl of egg mixture and chocolate to speed this along,
  6. While the mixture is cooling, whip 1 1/2 cups heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently blend cooled egg mixture into whipped heavy cream with a spatula and add vanilla extract.
  8. Pour into dishes and refrigerate until cold. About 3 hours.
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