French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Bonjour tout le monde!

If you have read my previous post on the world’s oldest person, chances are you are still dreaming of that chocolate mousse… 

Well, I am here to save you, my friends! I am about to share my grandmother’s chocolate mousse recipe! It is technically for 4 people, but I promise you that you’ll end up deciding that you are not in the mood to share once you try it. 

Ingredients for 4 people:
  • 3 eggs
  • 100gr of chocolate
  • 1 bag of vanilla-flavoured sugar. 

This should not take you more than 10 minutes (maybe 15 if you’re using your kitchen counter for the first time since 1999): 

  1. Separate the egg whites
  2. Melt the chocolate using the famous bain-marie warming technique 
  3. Once the chocolate is melted, take it off the stove and add the egg yolks
  4. Just leave the brown magic on a cool counter, and proceed to beat the egg whites until stiff 
  5. Very delicately, add this white magic to the brown magic that has been patiently waiting for you
  6. Stir very gently 
  7. Prudently, pour the whole magic into small glass containers 
  8. Move to the fridge for at least two hours 

And after you have waited, and waited, and dreamed about it, and opened the fridge at least 20 times during those two long hours to see what your baby mousse looks like, you will grab it, grab a spoon, go sit on your couch, and taste the magic. 

This is the easy version, but there are so many things you can do! 

First of all, you can go crazy and use different types of chocolate. If you’re one of those people who just loves white chocolate – even though it is not chocolate, let’s just agree on that – you can make white chocolate mousse! I mean, whatever makes you happy, honestly. Just beware that the darker the chocolate is, the firmer the consistency of your baby mousse will be. And when it comes to the art of mousse of chocolat, the firmer the better! 

You can also add grated chocolate on top of the mousse, you can use more sugar (especially if you are using very dark chocolate), you can replace sugar with honey, maple syrup, can add lemon, ginger, cinnamon,… experiment, my friends!

Finally, as for every cooking recipe in the world, the result will be waaaaay better if you use good quality chocolate and eggs. I know I might be stating the obvious, but the difference is real! 

Bon appétit!