Make this Homemade Chocolate Mousse Recipe

April 29, 2019
Desserts have always been and will be everyone's weakness. Learn how to make this delicious homemade chocolate mousse and find out how to make it lower in calories.

Everyone loves a delicious dessert after a meal. However, the best way to enjoy it is at home. That way, you can control your calorie intake as you eat it. Find out how to make this homemade chocolate mousse recipe and give yourself a treat every once in a while.

In this article, you can read the details on making this treat step by step. Give it a try and enjoy its taste and texture!

A Light and Healthy Recipe

In most bakeries or pastries, there are delicious desserts. However, they often contain a high amount of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and some other ingredients that aren’t healthy for you.

Ideally, you should know what to add and discard when you make a meal. For that reason, not only we will tell you how to make a mousse with traditional ingredients, but also we’ll tell you how to make it lower in calories.

Mousse

Mousse, which means foam in French, is a dessert of French origin. It has a base of egg whites or whipped cream.

For that reason, it has become popular because of its creamy and foamy texture, as well as its unique flavor. However, in some countries, it’s even made with vegetables and fish.

The main ingredients used to make it are sugar, egg whites, whipped cream (or cream), chocolate, and butter. However, you can also leave out or replace certain ingredients to make it lighter.

That’s why you shouldn’t ignore your desire to enjoy a rich dessert due to your fear of gaining weight. Learn how to make this homemade chocolate mousse recipe to enjoy alone or with your family.

Read this article, too: 5 Great and Curious Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

Homemade Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate mousse cake served on a plate

The secret of mousse lies on the egg whites. If you don’t want to make it with eggs, however, you can also use whipped cream. There will be no problem if you use any of the two or both.

Also, not only can you prepare it by yourself, but you can also use it as a filling for a cold cake or pastry. It’s very easy to make, and it has basic ingredients that you probably have close by.

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • ½ cup of sugar (60 g)
  • 2 cups of whipped cream (240 ml)
  • 1 bar of chocolate (200 g)
  • 1 glass of the juice of half an orange (80 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of grated chocolate as a garnish (30 g)
  • 1 spoonful of orange liqueur (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds as a garnish (15 g)

Directions:

  • Start by melting the chocolate by using a water bath in a small pot and set it to the side in a warm place.
  • Then, in a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites until it gets a snowy appearance. (Try using an electric beater to make it easier for you).
  • Afterward, add the egg yolks, chocolate, sugar, fruit juice, and orange liqueur and thoroughly beat them.
  • Then, add the whipped cream to give a foamier consistency to the mousse.
  • Finally, serve in small glasses or ice cream cups and refrigerate for at least four hours until firm.
  • Once the four hours are up, take them out of the fridge and decorate with a little grated chocolate. You can also add some almonds or walnuts.

Check out this article, too: Try This Sugar and Dairy Free Strawberry and Almond Mousse

Low-Calorie Chocolate Mousse

Low calorie chocolate mousse.

We know that you probably want to take care of your body and health.

If so, here’s a variation of this homemade chocolate mousse recipe. With this option, you’ll be able to control your calorie intake and enjoy a regret-free treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large tablet of dark chocolate (200 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons of Stevia (30 g)
  • Mint leaves to be used as a garnish

Directions:

  • To begin, you must melt the dark chocolate by using a double boiler in a small pan with a little water. Let it cool down a little and set it to the side in a warm place.
  • Afterward, in a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg yolks with a wooden spoon.
  • Then, in a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they look as if they were snow and gradually add the spoonfuls of stevia.
  • Later, thoroughly mix everything together and then serve in a mold or ice cream cups.
  • Finally, refrigerate for four hours in order for the dessert to firm up. If you wish, you can decorate it with some nuts or mint leaves.
  • Serve cold and enjoy your dessert made with homemade chocolate mousse!