2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse

This creamy dark chocolate mousse is made with just 2 ingredients: chocolate and water. No fancy equipments, no chilling time, just a whisk, 10 minutes and elbow grease!

This creamy dark chocolate mousse is made with just 2 ingredients: chocolate and water.

No fancy equipments, no chilling time, just a whisk, 10 minutes and elbow grease!

Hervé This, a French physical chemist with a PHD in molecular gastronomy, invented the recipe. Melt chocolate and water, transfer the mixture to an ice bath and whisk until it becomes thick.

Don’t over whip or you will end up with a grainy mousse. If it happens don’t despair, you can fix it in no time. Just return the mousse to the pot, melt it, transfer it back to the cold bowl and start again.

Because the recipe involves only two ingredients, choose a good quality chocolate.

You can flavor the mousse with cinnamon, vanilla, orange, cayenne pepper or replace some of the water with your favorite liqueur.

Decorate with cocoa nibs, chopped nuts, berries, whipped cream, etc.

If you try this 2 ingredient dark chocolate mousse let me know what you think! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram!

Enjoy!

2 ingredient dark chocolate mousse
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5 from 6 votes
2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
12 mins
 
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Dessert
Servings:4

This creamy dark chocolate mousse is made with just 2 ingredients. No cream, no eggs, no butter, no sugar.. just chocolate and water!!

Ingredients
  • 265 grams (9.35 ounces) dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) chopped
  • 240 grams (1 cup) water
  • Optional:
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Toppings: chopped nuts, cocoa nibs, fresh berries, whipped cream, etc.
Instructions
  1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller, filled with ice and cold water.
  2. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and water until smooth. Don’t let it boil, simply melt it.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture into the large bowl and whisk vigorously until the mousse begins to thicken.
  4. Be careful not to over whisk as the mousse will become grainy. If it happens, remelt the chocolate mousse and start whisking all over again.
  5. Serve the dark chocolate mousse immediately or keep it, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Notes

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This creamy dark chocolate mousse is made with just 2 ingredients: chocolate and water. No fancy equipments, no chilling time, just a whisk, 10 minutes and elbow grease!

15 comments on “2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse”

  1. I’m sold! Two ingredients and you have a luscious, yummy mousse! Yes please!

  2. It’s just an incredible magic! Unbelieveably easy and delicious. I skipped saucepan and melted chocolate right in the bowl by mixing with boling water from electric kettle. Oh sweet laziness! Thank you for this recipe.

  3. I was admittedly a little skeptical at first, but this totally works and it’s delicious! I used 80% dark chocolate, because that’s what I had on hand and it was perfect.

  4. What sweet magical sorcery is this?! I was thrilled to see this come together right in front of me.. From now on whenever I attend a family event/dinner party, I shall nominate myself to bring dessert !! Amazing <3 thank you 🙂

  5. At first I thought what BS this recipe was…. then after taking mandatory breaks (otherwise my arm would have fallen off)….. there was this amazing mousse .
    You saved me from being the clinic’s disaster Christmas baker!

  6. Brilliant recipe, will definately try it! Can I also use it as a filling for a choc mouse cake?

  7. does this actually work no lying

  8. This BLEW my mind. I saw it on the GBBO and couldn’t believe my eyes, so I googled it and found this recipe and I still can’t believe my eyes! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this! Totally made my life. 

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