It is fairly easy and quick to make, but to get the best results it needs to be chilled for about two hours.
Contains chocolate and dairy products.
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
-Approximately 9 ounces of dark or semi-sweet chocolate
-Four large eggs
-1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream (one cup)
-One cup of baker's sugar (regular sugar will work; more or less to taste)
You will also need four medium or large bowls and a mixing utensil (preferably flexible in order to scoop up the most chocolaty goodness possible).
Step 2: Separate Eggs
Separate the whites from the yolks by splitting the egg in half and carefully sliding the yolk from one half to the other so that the whites will fall into the bowl but the yolk will stay in the egg.
Step 3: Add Sugar to the Yolks
While you are beating the yolks, you should put the chocolate into the microwave for two and a half to three minutes at 40% power. Stir the chocolate until it is smooth and allow it to cool while you continue beating the yolks.
Step 4: Add the Chocolate
After you have mixed the chocolate and egg yolks, you should start beating the egg whites.
Step 5: Add the Whites to the Chocolate Mixture
Once the egg whites are stiff, they should be folded into the chocolate mixture.
After you have thoroughly mixed the whites into the chocolate mixture, you can start beating the whipping cream.
Step 6: Add the Whipping Cream to the Chocolate Mixture
Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
Step 7: Chill
You could eat the mousse now, but if you let it chill first it will stiffen and the bits of chocolate will harden and provide a better texture.
You can add flavors, such as a teaspoon of instant coffee or some white chocolate, to add some variety to your dessert.