Sunday, December 3, 2023


5 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is a no-fuss version of your favorite French dessert! It is light, fluffy, and decadently delicious. Bon appétit!


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream , divided
  • 8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to whip sugar and egg yolks for 2-3 minutes until well combined and creamy.
  • In a medium-sized sauce pan, heat 1 cup of the whipping cream over medium heat until it reaches a simmer. Make sure to stir as it heats up to prevent burning. Once the milk has reached a simmer, work quickly and carefully pour half of the hot milk in a steady stream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling or cooking the eggs.
  • Immediately pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan, whisking constnatly. Return to a medium heat and whisk constantly until mixture thickens, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir the chocolate into the hot mixture. Stir until all the chocolate has melted.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • In a chilled medium-sized mixing bowl, add in remaining whipping cream and vanilla. Whip the mixture with a hand mixer until the cream has stiff peaks. Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream mixture and continue to gently fold until evenly mixed.
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings to garnish, if desired.


This is a very light mousse. If you would like to make it richer, only make 1 cup of the whipped cream to fold into the finished chocolate. 

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