French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Delicious, simple and light!

In search of making the perfect chocolate mousse, I came across a French woman’s homemade recipe, and loved it!

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Here is a simple recipe which is made with few ingredients, in no time and with a delicious result!

I wanted to serve chocolate mousse as dessert for a dinner I hosted at home. I hadn’t made chocolate mousse in years and therefore, gave myself time to practice a few recipes beforehand. Some were too sweet, others too heavy.

A French friend said that his mother, Sophie; who is a great cook, makes the best chocolate mousse. He got the recipe for me and it was the winner!

Sophie’s recipe is creamy and light. It doesn’t have any butter or cream, and sugar is optional. The result is a delicious and rich chocolate mousse.


Use good quality chocolate, it’s the star of this dessert. For this recipe, I used 70% cacao chocolate and am pleased with the result.

Utensils: 1 pot, 2 bowls, 1 whisk, 1 rubber spatula, 1 peeler.


Serves: 6

150 gr Dark chocolate

4 Fresh eggs

3 tbsp Milk (I use non-dairy milk)

1 tsp Vanilla sugar (optional)

Grated dark chocolate or desiccated coconut to decorate on top (optional)


  1. Melt chocolate and milk in ‘bain-marie’ or hot water bath in low heat.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and reserve in separate bowls.
  3. When the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and add the egg yolks one by one mixing in between. If you decide to add vanilla sugar, this is when to incorporate it to the mix.
  4. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. This step is very important to get the right texture.
  5. Slowly, add whites to the chocolate and fold delicately with a spatula.
  6. Pour into a bowl or into small ramekins.
  7. Place in the fridge for at least two hours. The best is to leave it overnight.
  8. Use a peeler to make chocolate flakes to decorate the top of the chocolate mousse.

I would love to hear what you think about this recipe in the comment section. I’m sure Sophie will be pleased to receive feedback.

If you make this recipe tag me on Instagram @solangelavander and use the hashtag #solangelavanderblog

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