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Chocolate Mousse with Homemade Whipped Cream

This chocolate mousse is the perfect recipe for your fancy dinner parties.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse recipe, homemade whipped cream
Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder Buy organic cacao powder here
  • 1 cup heavy cream whipped this gets whipped and folded in

Homemade Whipped cream



  • In a double boiler over low heat (I don't have one, but use a stockpot with a little water, and place a mixing bowl on top) add egg yolks, sugar, and salt.
  • Whisk until warm to touch and sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in cacao powder until smooth.
  • Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • In a medium mixing bowl pour 1 cup heavy cream.
  • With a hand mixer beat on med-high until soft peaks form (about 5 min)
  • When the mousse is completely cooled, gently fold the whipped cream into chocolate mix with a rubber spatula until combined.
  • Refrigerate

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • In a medium mixing bowl pour heavy cream
  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar
  • With a hand mixer, mix on medium-high until soft peaks form: do not over mix.


  • In single dessert dishes, divide evenly the chocolate mousse.
  • Top with homemade whipped cream (or you can top with fruit and shaved chocolate like pictured above).
  • Dust with cacao powder, or finely cut dark chocolate.