Pat's Favorite Chocolate Mousse

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dark shaved chocolate, for garnish
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.

Melt the chocolate by adding to a bowl placed over simmering water and stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.

Whisk together the egg yolks, 4 tablespoons sugar, 3/4 cup heavy cream and a pinch of salt in a medium 2-quart curved bottom saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture is thick, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the chocolate and vanilla. Strain the mixture into a large bowl using a fine mesh sieve and place in the refrigerator until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Beat the remaining 1 cup heavy cream and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chilled chocolate. Divide the mousse evenly among 4 individual serving dishes and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour. Serve with shaved chocolate.


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