Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Is there anything as decadent as chocolate mousse? Whether made with eggs, whipped cream or even yogurt, chocolate mousse is a well-known, rich dessert that will satisfy most palates. Years ago, one of my favorite chocolate mousses was a version served in our family’s favorite Mexican restaurant and made with the liqueur of its name: Kahlua mousse. It really was wonderful.

Here’s the definitive Julia Child, 28-minute version of chocolate mousse made with beaten egg whites coupled with egg yolks cooked carefully with sugar and a bit of coffee. The chocolate is heated separately with rum but you could use orange liqueur or even orange juice as the flavoring. Here’s a 3-minute video making mousse with only water and chocolate. The concept is that the chocolate gets whipped up with cold water and that creates the aeration or mousse-effect. If you’re looking for a healthier version of chocolate mousse here’s a 2-minute video showing how to make it with Greek yogurt and honey.

FunFacts about Chocolate Mousse: (Source) (Source)  

  • Basic Info about mousse in general, quote: A mousse is a soft prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques. A mousse may be sweet or savoury. (Source)
  • The word ‘mousse’ is a French word meaning ‘froth’ or ‘foam’.
  • Savory mousses existed a good century before the sweet mousses, like chocolate mousse, came along.
  • Beaten egg whites were the original aerator for mousses. Today, whipped cream is often substituted.
  • Three excellent flavorings for chocolate mousse are coffee, orange and peppermint.
  • National Chocolate Mousse Day is April 3rd.
  • Chocolate mousse has been around since the 1750s in France.
  • There is a huge variety of recipes for making this dessert, from the use of egg whites, whipping cream, gelatin, or yogurt, to merely whipping chocolate and water together.

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43 thoughts on “Chocolate Mousse

  1. I’m not a fan of chocolate, so even chocolate mousse can’t tempt me! They do look very pretty, though.

  2. Oh my those pictures made me want chocolate I’m going to try recipe yummy as always look forward to your Newsletter it covers such an amazing range of topics

  3. My daughter always requests that I make her chocolate mousse for her birthday. In fancy glasses of course. Happy to oblige.

  4. I would have thought that there would be a Chocolate Mousse WEEK instead of a day. Well at least the DAY is on the calender for next year. YUM !!!

  5. Chocolate mousse used to be a “staple” for our sons when we lived in Paris. They loved it and we did too. However, we go easy on it these days due to the “delicious but naughty” stuff in it. Such a gorgeous and well-received dessert anytime.

  6. Heaven in a spoonful! I just happen to have some raspberries that would make a great garnish for some chocolate mousse!

  7. I have never made chocolate mousses, but I have had some rather delicious ones. Each picture was my favorite. I want some now.

  8. Wow, just love all the pictures and now I’m hungry! I just love chocolate, whether dark or milk, I’ll eat it all. Love chocolate mousse!! AZ

  9. Lol, I am going to say eh to this. I don’t care for anything that is much chocolate, unless it is dark chocolate and chocolate mousse is not something I like, however I can make it pretty good.

  10. I am and have always been a die-hard chocoholic and mousse is just about the best way to eat it.

  11. I love chocolate mousse! A fond memory was eating it at Sardi’s in NY after a Broadway show. I have made it on occasion, but it’s been a while.

    denise from maryland

    • Judy,
      I was fascinated by the recipe with both rum and coffee. One day, I’ll make a go of it, but I don’t look forward to the backache, lol!

      Caris,
      Buckeye Arizona USA

      • I would love to try that mousse. My 2 favorite things are chocolate and rum so I think I would be in heaven!

  12. I love chocolate mousse! I even managed to duplicate Julia Child’s collaborative Saque de Bonbon dessert which includes a chocolate sack, three kinds of chocolate mousse and fruit – heavenly!

  13. I think Merrie Weller should be in charge of goodies when the whole group meets up (fictional someday) and while meet and greet the GREAT Caris Roane, we could nibble on treats! They all look so yummy!

    Drea – South-central Arizona

  14. your pictures are so beautiful that I am going to the store today to get the ingredients to make this today!

  15. I love chocolate and mousse is at the top, next to a thick shake. If I eat out and there is mousse, I try it out. I like the consistency of the cups with the strawberries though all are yummy.

  16. Yummy post today! Everything looks so tasty! Makes me want chocolate now, and I’m not much of a chocolate person. I usually like lemon desserts. I think I have brownies! Score!

  17. Yum!! It looks great! Can you believe I have never eaten Chocolate Mousse!? I watched the video, it looks fairly easy to do. May try it!

  18. Yanno, I have lived for almost 41 years and I don’t know how I managed to not have tried any of the different mousse flavors available. I got to admit that the kahlua version sounds delicious! It would probably be my favorite.

  19. Oh gosh. I love chocolate mousse !! I haven’t had it in a long time though. I have never tried to make it though. These photos look so good.

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