Chocolate mousse is a classic French dessert made with chocolate, heavy cream, and egg whites. It has a light, airy texture that melts on the tongue and is perfect for any special occasion and can be flavored with anything from berries to alcohol. It can be served on its own, layered in a parfait, or used as a filling in cakes and tarts.

It’s easy to make at home and can be served as an after dinner treat or enjoyed as part of a layered cake. To use chocolate mousse, all you need to do is chill it until firm, then spoon it into serving dishes or dessert cups. You can also add other ingredients such as whipped cream, fresh fruit, nuts or crushed cookies to give the mousse even more flavor and texture.

This versatile dessert can be eaten alone or incorporated into other desserts such as trifles, mille-feuille, tartes or ice cream cakes. Whether you’re hosting an elegant dinner party or just looking for a sweet treat to satisfy your cravings, chocolate mousse is an excellent option.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

If you’d like to try making chocolate mousse yourself, here’s a simple recipe that yields about four servings:

• 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 2 large egg whites
• Pinch of salt


  1. In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (or in the microwave), melt the chocolate chips until smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream and sugar until combined. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed.
  4. Gently fold one-third of the egg whites into the melted chocolate until just combined. Then fold in half of the cream mixture and half of the remaining egg whites until fully incorporated. Repeat with the remaining egg whites and cream mixture and mix until completely blended and airy in texture.
  5. Divide the mixture among four serving dishes or dessert cups and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving for best results.