It is the last recipe of 2019 and in order to go out with a bang – I am presenting you this amazing, insanely delicious and utterly awesome Mousse au Chocolate 😍.
This recipe is a family “heirloom” if you can call it that. It has been in my family for many years and was originally passed down from friends of my mother’s in France. It is the BEST Mousse au Chocolate I have ever had. Believe me, I have compared, tried, and tested many times 😉. Nothing comes close. It is the one dish my mother is always asked to bring when we are getting together as a larger family. It is also likely the one dish that she NEVER makes the amount stated in the recipe but at least a triple batch (which still never appears to be enough…).
For the holidays, I thought this would be a great option because 1. Everyone (ok, most people) loves chocolate. 2. It is super easy to make but looks incredibly fancy. And 3. the best part is that it tastes even better when prepared a day in advance. This means less stress on the day of festivities! 🤗
Why is this Mousse au Chocolate good for you?
I am not going to lie or to pretend that this recipe is super “healthy” for you. It is definitely an indulgence, which once in a while I find more than reasonable to succumb to 🥰. However, this recipe does not contain any industrialized sugar and only a few ingredients.
Cocoa and dark chocolate can definitely be beneficial to your health and mood. We have explored this in both my Homemade Hot Chocolate, as well as my Chocolate Courgette Mini Muffins recipes. The same goes for eggs. They are a nutritional powerhouse, which can help in reducing your risks of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. I have written at length about eggs in my Egg Muffins recipe.
How can I adjust this recipe to my dietary requirements?
Unfortunately, this recipe contains eggs and hence is not vegan. Due to the higher than normal sugar content from the chocolate this recipe is also not paleo-friendly. This recipe is purely vegetarian.
And this is it for this week. Our last recipe of 2019 😱. How time flies!! I hope this recipe brings you joy however you are spending this time of the year. Please let me know how you like it in the comments or over on Instagram under @life_and_lemons_foodblog. I love to hear from you 🤗.
Mousse au ChocolateCourse: DessertCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Medium
Creamy, velvety and super chocolatey mousse au chocolate. This recipe is a dream and comes together super easily.
200 gr. dark chocolate (ca. 60 % – the higher the cocoa content the denser the mousse will be)
1 tbsp yoghurt
1 tbsp coconut sugar
OPTIONAL: 1 tbsp liquor of choice (e.g. whiskey)
- Melt the chocolate in a water bath by putting a bowl over a pot with water and then gently letting it simmer on the stove
- Seperate the egg yolk from the egg white
- To the egg yolk, add the yoghurt, coconut sugar and optional liquor (also tastes great without it!). Once the chocolate is melted, pour into the mixture and mix until everything is combined. The mixture will firm up and stirring should become a bit difficult until everything is combined
- Beat the egg whites until they become stiff. Add to the chocolate mass and gently fold the egg whites into the mass until everything is combined. Put into the fridge and let cool for at least 3 hours or better even overnight. ENJOY!!