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Fool Proof Chocolate Mousse

Course: Dessert
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream + 1/2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Whipped cream, fresh fruit and/or sprinkles for garnish


  • In a small metal pot, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Place that pot inside a larger pot of simmering water (not quite boiling) and whisk egg mixture constantly until it has slightly thickened (About 7 or 8 minutes) *Make sure egg mixture reaches at least 160 degrees before removing from heat
  • Pour chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave in 20 second increments, stirring each time until smooth and creamy
  • Add chocolate into egg mixture and stir until well combined. Set aside and allow to cool down to room temperature
  • In a large bowl, whip 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer until it begins to thicken
  • Add in powdered sugar and continue to whip until it thickens to whipped-cream texture
  • Pour in 1/2 of whipped cream mixture into chocolate mixture and stir. Then slowly add in the chocolate mixture into the remaining whipped cream mixture and stir.
  • Divide chocolate mousse into small cups or containers and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm
  • Top with whipped cream, fresh fruit or sprinkles and serve chilled.

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