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Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

© 2011 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
This easy, foolproof chocolate mousse recipe can be made with semisweet or milk chocolate, and prepared up to two days in advance. The oil helps to keep the chocolate from seizing. Just remember not to stir until the cream is added! Serve it in parfait glasses or dress it up by placing scoops of mousse between thin cookies for a napoleon effect. This recipe is perfect for an intimate dinner for two, but it can be doubled or tripled to good effect.

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Makes 2 servings of Easy Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 8 ounces good-quality semisweet or milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon liqueur of choice (Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Chambord)
  • 6 ounces stifffly whipped heavy cream


  1. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20-second bursts until melted. Add oil and liqueur but DO NOT MIX!

  2. Add the whipped cream and mix vigorously, until smooth. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the mousse to avoid a skin forming and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Or, portion into parfait glasses and refrigerate.
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Gorgeous and so easy!, Member ABBUSYCOOKS

This mousse is perfect. The texture is creamy and light, and the flavor is intense. And it was so simple to make. I served it in parfait glasses with a little bit of unsweetened whipped cream and some chocolate shavings.

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