A no-cream mousse that is airy, smooth and intensely chocolatey.
Decadent yet elegant, a Classic French Chocolate Mousse is a must in your repertoire as a French host(ess), or just to treat yourself. This timeless dessert relies on only a few ingredients – chocolate, eggs, butter and sugar – to create a smooth, airy texture with intense chocolatey taste. It is a great make-ahead dessert to serve in individual cups.
What makes a Classic French Chocolate Mousse?
As per the French tradition, a Chocolate Mousse uses solely raw eggs to build the “mousse” texture – and no cream. A common American adaptation is to add whipped cream in the mixture to give a light and airy consistency. By skipping the whipped cream, a French-style chocolate mousse is denser and thus richer, both in texture and in taste. Withholding the cream allows the chocolate flavor to shine more and creates a more compact, slightly “chewy’ mouthfeel – which is personally what I love in a French-style chocolate mousse.
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