Simplest Egg-Free Chocolate Mousse

Simplest Egg-Free Chocolate Mousse


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Only two ingredients make up this heavenly chocolate mousse. You can also use the ganache to fill chocolate truffles.

Polly Welby

Serves: 4 

  • 225g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids tastes the best)
  • 300ml thickened cream

Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Break up the chocolate into chunks, and place in bowl over barely simmering hot water. Allow chocolate to melt slowly then stir carefully to combine. Cool slightly if necessary.
  2. In meantime, whip the cream until just short of "whipped into peaks" stage. If you whip cream into peaks, the resulting mousse will be a bit thick.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into cream and then pass chocolate bowl to husband or children so they can fight over who gets to lick the bowl.
  4. Fold chocolate into cream, being careful not to bash all the air bubbles out.
  5. Transfer into glass dish, and place in fridge for a while - 30 minutes or until firm enough to spoon into 4 small serving dishes.

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Reviews (8)


Absolutely fantastic. Super simple. Tastes great. I recommend buying an extra block or chocolate to add some shavings to the top before you serve it. - 18 Jun 2012


very very easy and simple (not to mention economical haha!) choc mousse. i melted my choc in the microwave which took a very short time, about 3 min...and used already thick whipped cream....turned out great actually. - 12 Feb 2012


Not sure why this qualifies as a vegan recipe if it contains cream?? Vegans don't eat ANY animal products. - 06 Feb 2011

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