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Classic Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Classic Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Make a classic Belgian chocolate mousse with delicious Callebaut chocolate.

Make a classic chocolate mousse with delicious Belgian chocolate.

Ingredients for 6-8 people

200g Callebaut chocolate
50g unsalted butter
5 egg yolks at room temperature
7 egg whites
50g sugar

Optional flavours: grated zest of orange, coffee, whiskey, cognac or any liqueur.


  1. Melt 200g Callebaut chocolate with 50g unsalted butter.
  2. In large bowl beat 5 egg yolks at room temperature and add optional flavour.
  3. In copper bowl or electric mixer, whisk 7 egg whites until stiff. If using a copper bowl add sugar at the end of the whisking procedure and if using an electric mixer add sugar as you whisk to stop graining.
  4. To assemble the chocolate mousse: Add beaten egg yolks to chocolate and butter mixture and whisk, add 1/4 of beaten egg white to this and whisk, then fold in remaining egg white.
  5. Put into flat bottomed dish or individual bowls.

It needs at least 3 hours to set and will keep for about 3 days in the fridge. Please note it does not freeze well.

Recipe created by John Desmond - Former Professeur de Cuisine Paris, France.