Indulge in the decadent and irresistible Death by Chocolate Mousse, a rich and creamy dessert that is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover’s cravings. This easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through creating a velvety smooth mousse that is perfect for any occasion. Treat yourself to a taste of chocolate heaven with this delightful dessert!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. Let cool slightly.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk the sugar syrup into the melted chocolate until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  5. In another clean bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until no white streaks remain.
  6. Pour the mousse into individual serving dishes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  7. Garnish with chocolate shavings or whipped cream before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 380 || Fat: 26g || Carbohydrates: 35g || Protein: 4g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The rich and creamy texture of the mousse is incredibly indulgent.
  2. The balance of sweetness from the chocolate and sugar is perfect.
  3. It’s easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.
  4. The mousse can be made ahead of time, making it a convenient dessert option for entertaining.
  5. It’s a crowd-pleaser and always impresses guests with its decadent flavor.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the whipped cream and egg whites into the chocolate mixture as it can deflate the mousse.
  2. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate when melting to prevent it from seizing or burning.
  3. Make sure to refrigerate the mousse for the recommended time to achieve the perfect consistency.
  4. Use high-quality chocolate chips for the best flavor and texture in the mousse.
  5. Avoid serving the mousse too cold, as it can mute the flavors – let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

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