Eggless chocolate mousse recipe

Eggless chocolate mousse – it has nice light, airy and smooth texture. It is very chocolaty and perfect for chocolate lovers. I have used real chocolate (meaning no cocoa powder). Also addition of coffee just brings out the chocolate flavor.

There is no gelatin and no eggs in mousse, so it purely vegetarian chocolate mousse. You won’t believe that this chocolate mousse is made without eggs. Try it once, you will sure love it.

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It is little rich and heavy dessert because of cream in it. So adjust the serving size accordingly. If serving as a dessert after heavy meal then this recipe makes 4 serving. Otherwise it makes 2 servings generously.

I have shared few important tips below, You must read those before

It is very easy and quick to make. If making for special guests then make ahead of time and let the refrigerator do its work. And when you ready serve just pop them out from fridge. And your guests will be impressed.

Few things that you need to keep in mind while making this mousse. You have to be careful while melting chocolate. Because chocolate burns very fast and burned chocolate does not taste good at all. Other thing is that be careful while whipping the cream, if you over whip the cream it will get curdle. I have explained in detail in instructions as well as in tips.

Check out other eggless mousse recipes
Eggless Mango mousse  //  Eggless white chocolate strawberry mousse


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1) Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Take that into a heat proof bowl. Add coffee and butter.
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2) Melt this mixture using double boiler method. Take a saucepan with glassful of water and bring to a simmer. Put the bowl (with chocolate mixture) on top of it. Make sure that bottom of the bowl is not touching to the water. Keep stirring and it will starts to melt. Once it melts completely, it will be smooth and shiny. Remove the bowl from the heat. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature. It may take about 15-20 minutes.
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3) Meanwhile whip the cream. Take the chilled heavy whipping cream in a bowl.
Eggless chocolate mousse recipe

4) Start whipping it using hand mixer (or stand mixer with whisk attachment). Whip it still you get stiff peaks. Do not over-mix it otherwise cream will curdle and it will turn into butter.
Eggless chocolate mousse recipe

5) Now add vanilla extract.
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6) Whip it again just until mixed.
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7) Now remove and save the ¼ cup of whipped cream in separate bowl. Keep that in refrigerator. We will use that for garnishing later on.
Now melted chocolate is cooled completely. In that bowl, add third portion of the whipped cream.
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8) Gently fold it using spatula. Do not mix it vigorously do it slowly and gently.
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9) Now add another third portion of it and fold it. Now lastly add remaining whipped cream and fold it. You will notice very light and airy texture.
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10) Divide the mousse into individual serving bowl or glass. Keep in the refrigerator to set for about 2 hours or more.
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11) Once the mousse is set and chilled, you can pipe that saved whipped cream or just add the dollop if it using spoon. Garnish with chocolate shreds.
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Mousse is ready to serve. If serving it later on, keep it refrigerated till the time of serving.

Serving suggestion: Enjoy this eggless chocolate mousse as a dessert. This is perfect make ahead dessert for your guests and they will sure get impressed by it.

How beautiful it looks. As I am writing, I am salivating here. What are you waiting for?? Get in your kitchen and make this delicious eggless chocolate mousse.

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Notes:

  • Heavy whipping cream – You can use ‘Malai’ which you get from top of milk. And if using store bought heavy whipping cream like I did here, make sure that cream has more than 35% fat content. So it gets whipped nicely.
  • Many readers are from India. I know that the cream you get in India does not have 35% fat content. But don’t worry, You can use amul whipping cream. It works perfectly fine. I got good reviews from Indian readers.
  • To make whipping job easy, make sure that bowl, whisk attachment and heavy cream are really chilled. So I recommend to keep all three in freezer for 15-20 minutes. If you follow this tip, you will get nice and soft peaks even though it has less fat content.
  • Make sure that water of double boiler is just on simmering not boiling.
  • Water should not touch the bottom of the top bowl.
  • Fold whipped cream in chocolate very very gently. Because we don’t want to lose airy texture.

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Eggless chocolate mousse recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 2 generous servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 6 oz or 175 grams Semi-sweet chocolate ~1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Brewed coffee
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream Chilled
  • ½ teaspoon Pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Melting chocolate:

  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Take that into a heat proof bowl.
  2. Add coffee and butter.
  3. Melt this mixture using double boiler method. Take a saucepan with glassful of water and bring to a simmer. Put the bowl (with chocolate mixture) on top of it. Make sure that bottom of the bowl is not touching to the water.
  4. Keep stirring and it will starts to melt. Once it melts completely, it will be smooth and shiny. Remove the bowl from the heat. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature.

Making eggless chocolate mousse:

  1. Meanwhile whip the cream. Take the chilled heavy whipping cream in a bowl.
  2. Start whipping it using hand mixer (or stand mixer with whisk attachment). Whip it still you get stiff peaks. Do not over-mix it otherwise cream will curdle and it will turn into butter.
  3. Now add vanilla extract. Whip it again just until mixed.
  4. Now remove and save the ¼ cup of whipped cream in separate bowl. Keep that in refrigerator.
  5. Now melted chocolate is cooled completely. In that bowl, add third portion of the whipped cream.
  6. Gently fold it using spatula. Do not mix it vigorously do it slowly and gently.
  7. Now add another third portion of it and fold it.
  8. Now lastly add remaining whipped cream and fold it.
  9. Divide the mousse into individual serving bowl or glass.
  10. Keep in the refrigerator to set for about 2 hours or more.
  11. Once the mousse is set and chilled, you can pipe that saved whipped cream or just add the dollop if it using spoon.
  12. Garnish with chocolate shreds.

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