Simple Chocolate Mousse recipe

This is the recipe found on the back of Nestle bars in France.  I’ve seen the recipe reprinted into English, but they list sugar.  I might have failed French, twice, but I can tell you that the recipe on the back of the wrapper does not have sugar in it.  I make it without the extra added sugar and it’s good.  My kids like it too, so keeping it the original recipe does not make it unfriendly to kids palates.

My younger sister speaks and reads French almost fluently, and she said I basically translated this right.


200 grams dark chocolate 

6 eggs

Pinch of salt

Gently melt the chocolate in a double boiler

Separate the egg whites from the yolks

Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whip until firm

Mix the egg yolks into the melted chocolate 

Gently fold in 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate.  Repeat until all the egg whites are incorporated 

Pour into serving dishes

Chill in refrigerator for three hours

Notes:  Sorry about the grams.  The original recipe was in grams and I have an electric scale so I just kept it that way. 

I use a stand mixer to beat the egg whites.  I’m told French people do it by hand.  They’re either masochists, or they have arms of steel.  

Also, when mixing the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, I tend to just mix in the first third as the chocolate tends to be too thick to really fold it in.  For the second and third thirds, I do the gentle folding to not break the air bubble in the egg whites

I tried this. I have it chilling now. Will report back

I didn't realize chocolate mousse has raw egg whites in it. Is that standard, or particular to this recipe?

Most European mousse recipes are based on raw eggs.

And, 200 g =exactly 7 oz.

Reporting back. I only had enough semi sweet chocolate (not super dark) so I used that (7/8 cup) and six eggs. I decided to add about a tbs of raw cacao into the melted chocolate and also added cinnamon and cayenne because I love that. The hardest part was letting it chill. 
I used a glass bowl to whip the egg whites (I only have a small electric mixer not a standing one and it was fine) so I put it all in the fridge in that. 
If I was serving at a party I would def use little dessert glasses and top with sifted cocoa or chocolate shavings. 

honestly this is so good and as far as I’m concerned basically guilt free. It’s so little sugar, full of antioxidants, protein and fat. I’m going to send the recipe to my daughter who loves to cook right now and I intend to make this again. 

Thank you. 

Pretty much, if you can handle eggs it’s allergen free/low chemical (saved for special occasions in Friendly Foods). Delish. 

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