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Dark Chocolate Mousse

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 cup chopped chocolate (72 percent)

1 cup heavy cream 

4 large egg yolks 

1/3 cup sugar 


Whipped cream, for serving

Chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. For the mousse: Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a water bath, making sure the water is not boiling. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream to soft peaks.
  3. Place the egg yolks in a small bowl and set over the same water bath to slightly heat while beating them with a whisk. Add the sugar to the yolks and then transfer the mixture to a stand mixer set up with the whisk attachment. Beat until the sugar is completely dissolved and the yolks double in size, about 5 minutes. Carefully fold the chocolate into the yolks. Lastly, fold in the whipped cream. Divide the mixture among 4 serving bowls or glasses and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. For the toppings: Just before serving, top with some whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.