Seductive Chocolate Mousse
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 8oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups whipping cream
  1. Add chocolate and butter and ¼ cup warm water to a glass/metal bowl over a small saucepan filled with simmering water over low heat (the bowl should NOT be touching the water) or double boiler.
  2. Heat chocolate until it is melted.
  3. Remove from heat once melted and cool for 10 minutes.
  4. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water over low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F, about 1-2 minutes. Do not keep your eyes off or stop mixing because egg yolks will cook and cause the mousse to be lumpy.
  5. Remove from the heat and whisk into chocolate mixture.
  6. Cool for 5-10 minutes.
  7. In a chilled mixing bowl, whip heavy cream on high speed until peaks form.
  8. Fold chocolate in whipped cream with a large spatula.
  9. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cake decorating bag with a hole in the top.
  10. Pipe into a bowl or wine glass (or alternatively you can just spoon into a bowl for a quick, delicious dessert!)
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at