3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Super decadent 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse layered with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Perfect for Valentine’s day!

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Looking for a super easy and decadent recipe for Valentine’s Day? This 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse has you covered. This mousse is extremely easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry.

A quick and easy dessert that takes only 15 minutes of prep time. You can even make it the day before.

This chocolate mousse is light and airy. Serve as is or with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries. For an extra treat top with chocolate covered strawberries. (my favorite!)

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Chocolate mousse is not as intimidating as it seems. There are a couple important steps to follow when making this mousse. You must temper your eggs before adding in the warm milk. This prevents us from having scrambled eggs. Also make sure to gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. This helps to keep the mousse light and airy.

I used semi-sweet chocolate squares for this recipe. Dark chocolate would also work great just make sure to use a good quality chocolate.

There is no added sugar in this recipe just egg yolks, chocolate and cream. That’s it.

How to make 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

To make the chocolate mousse whisk egg yolks on the highest speed until they thicken. Meanwhile, heat 1/2 of the heavy cream in a saucepan. Add a splash of the warm milk to the egg mixture and stir gently. (We are shocking the eggs so they do not scramble). Next add the egg mixture with the rest of the milk into the sauce pan and cook until thick. Add in chocolate and stir until melted. Whip the remaining heavy cream and fold into the chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set.

This recipe makes about 2-4 servings. For me it’s more like 2. This stuff is addicting!

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4 smaller servings or 2 large
Super decadent 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse layered with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Perfect for Valentine’s day!

Ingredients

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream divided
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate I used squares

Whipped Cream, optional

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Add egg yolks to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. On the highest speed whisk yolks until they thicken. Takes about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat ½ cup heavy cream in a medium saucepan. Do not boil just warm up the milk.
  3. Add a splash of the warm milk to the egg mixture and stir gently. We are shocking the eggs so they do not get too hot and scramble.
  4. Add the eggs with the rest of the milk into the saucepan.
  5. Cook mixture until thickened, 2 minutes, stir constantly.
  6. Add in chocolate and stir until melted and take off of the heat.
  7. Meanwhile, add the remaining ½ cup of heavy cream to the stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whisk until cream forms soft peaks. Very carefully fold the whipped heavy cream into the chocolate mixture. Place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to set.

Whipped Cream

  1. Add cream and sugar to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whisk until cream forms soft peaks. Serve on top of mousse if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 262mg87%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1879IU38%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse, Easy Desserts, Homemade Whipped Cream, Semi Sweet Chocolate

 

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