This delicious mousse au chocolat is a classic French dessert that is sure to please. It is made with dark chocolate and whipped cream, making it both rich and light. It takes only minutes to prepare and can be served with a side of fresh fruit or crème fraîche.
- 3 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir until the chocolate melts, then remove from the heat.
- In a separate bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- In yet another bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
- Fold the whipped cream into the melted chocolate. Then fold in the egg whites until fully incorporated.
- Spoon the mousse into 4 individual glasses or ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.