Genius Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse (egg-free)

January 28, 2017
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Simple Chocolate Mousse without eggs recipe

This chocolate mousse is simply genius. I’ve kept it a secret for years because it’s so darn easy and so delicious that it’s ridiculous. It only takes 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to make, it’s egg-free, gelatin-free, you don’t need a double boiler or water bath. Anybody can make it. It’s the best I’ve ever had – I even prefer it to real mousse au chocolate with eggs and whipped egg whites. You know, the fancy French stuff.

Easy Chocolate Mousse with Two Ingredients Recipe

This chocolate mousse makes a perfect hostess gift or a great and easy-to-make dessert to bring to a potluck or an evening with friends. It also makes a great dessert for fancier dinners with fancy guests. Not, that we wouldn’t be fancy. But honestly, spooning this extremely creamy, airy and soft chocolate mousse right out of the jar in front of the TV will give you satisfaction too.

2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Recipe

To reveal the secret: I make this quick 2-ingredient chocolate mousse with chocolate and whipping cream. I usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips containing around 55-60 % cocoa. Also, I prefer chocolate chips to chopped up chocolate simply for the fact that I don’t have to chop the chocolate myself, a messy work that I just don’t care much for. Feel free to use chocolate with a higher cocoa content for a more chocolaty and earthy version. Or, if you don’t have one on hand, sieve ½ to 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder into the melted chocolate and stir well (be careful, it clumps easily).

Quick recipe for Chocolate Mousse with two ingredients

A pinch of salt, cardamom powder, or ground pink pepper make a great addition to this super-genius and simple chocolate mousse. However, it’s amazing all by itself too, without any further additions.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Mousse no eggs

The recipe makes about one cup (240 ml) of chocolate mousse. I would say that’s enough for 2 to 3 persons. However, I could easily eat it all by myself without any problem. So double the recipe if you want to make sure that it’s enough for everybody. I’m sure, your guests will ask for seconds.

 

Genius Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse (egg-free)

Yield: 1 cup (240 ml)

Serving Size: about 2-3 servings

Genius Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse (egg-free)

This chocolate mousse is simply genius. It only takes 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to make and it's the best I've ever had. I usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips, containing around 55-60 % cocoa. I prefer chocolate chips to chopped up chocolate simply for the fact that I don't have to chop the chocolate myself, a messy work that I don't care much for. Feel free to use a chocolate with a higher cocoa content for a more chocolaty and earthy version. Or, if you don't have one on hand, sieve 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder into the melted chocolate and stir well (be careful, it clumps easily). A pinch of salt, cardamom powder, or ground pink pepper make a great addition to this super-genius and simple chocolate mousse. However, it's amazing all by itself too, without any further additions.

Author: Ursula Schersch / Li'l Vienna

Ingredients

  • 60 g/2.2 oz (about 1/3 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips or finely chopped dark chocolate with 60% cocoa content
  • 120 g/4.25 oz (1/2 cup) heavy whipping cream (regular works too, do not use light)
  • Topping: unsweetened cocoa powder, grated chocolate, or fruits (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons (30 g) cream together with the chocolate, stir constantly. When the cream heats up and almost starts bubbling, turn off the heat and continue stirring until the cream and chocolate are mixed well. The residual heat helps dissolving the chocolate. Turn on the heat for a moment if the chocolate is still not melted entirely.
  2. Transfer the chocolate to a bowl. You will mix chocolate and whipped cream in this bowl later, so pick a big enough bowl. Let the chocolate cool down to room temperature. Do not put into the fridge, since this will firm up the chocolate too much. It should still be soft and kind of liquid.
  3. Whip the cream. The peaks should be in between soft and firm (do not overwhip).
  4. Add about half of the whipped cream to the bowl with the melted and cooled chocolate. Using a spatula, fold/stir in the whipped cream. When combined well, add the second half of the whipped cream. Gently fold it in, trying to remain its volume.
  5. Pour the chocolate mousse into ramekins, glasses, or jars and put them in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  6. Shortly before serving, you can sprinkle the mousse au chocolat with unsweetened chocolate powder or grated chocolate.

Notes

If you store the chocolate mousse in the fridge for longer (e.g. overnight), take it out of the fridge half an hour before serving. This way it's creamier and softer.

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Genius Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse (egg-free) was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Ursula

8 thoughts on “Genius Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse (egg-free)

    1. Ursula Post author

      Hi Marietta! Great to hear that you like it too ;-)) I will make it again tomorrow, for my Valentine hehe.

      Reply
  1. Jaspreet

    Hi

    I am planning to make it for my son’s birthday. How long does it stay good in the fridge ? Can I make it 2 days in advance ?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Ursula Post author

      Hi Jaspreet. For sure, you can make it 2 days in advance. Just keep in mind that if you want to top it with cocoa powder, dust the chocolate mousse right before serving as the cocoa powder will get kind of wet from the cool mousse. Same for berries and other toppings which I would add just before serving. I hope your family is as enthusiastic about it as I am ;-))

      Reply
      1. Jaspreet

        Thanks for your reply Ursula !! This is the first time I will be making chocolate mousse so I am just keeping my fingers crossed !!

        Reply
        1. Ursula Post author

          Good luck! You’ll see for yourself, it’s not rocket science ;-) And this is definitely a very perfect recipe for first time chocolate mousse makers. It’s easy as it gets. Let me know if you have any further questions. Ursula

          Reply

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