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!
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.
More chocolate desserts
- Moist Chocolate Cake
- Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse
- Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
- Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Avocado Chocolate Mousse
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!
HOW TO MAKE IT: 2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse
- 9.35 oz. (265 g) dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) chopped
- 1 cup (240 ml) water
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Toppings: chopped nuts, cocoa nibs, fresh berries, whipped cream, etc.
- Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller, filled with ice and cold water.
- In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and water until smooth. Don’t let it boil, simply melt it.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into the large bowl and whisk vigorously until the mousse begins to thicken.
- 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.
- Serve the dark chocolate mousse immediately or keep it, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
I had decided to make this recipe and promised it to a vegan friend who was due to come over today (awesome for it being both delicious and vegan friendly). I totally forgot about the part about the ice bath. But making ice just isn’t practical right now for me for reasons. So I decided to try it just using some cold water from the fridge. To melt the chocolate, I do chop it up decently and I microwave water in a coffee mug til it gets really really hot to the point the coffee cup handle is really hot and put that water into the chocolate, which does melt it. I put this into my iceless ice bath, stir for awhile, I change out the water at one point because that water was getting to be lukewarm, and it’s around 15 minutes into whisking and I’m thinking oh man, it’s my lack of ice bath that this is just never going to thicken isn’t it? But then, all of a sudden, it feels like there’s some resistance… and then like a minute later it’s super thick. And I’m like what kind of sorcery is this?!
So this recipe is amazing! It’s magic! It’s awesome! Even with an ice-less ice bath that’s not really an ice bath xD
So glad you liked the recipe, Natalia! Thank you for the feedback! :)
Wow this turned out amazing!! Is this magic?? It seems that at some point while I was whisking it turned into mousse in a matter of seconds and I didn’t even notice :) I just enjoyed it with some strawberries and I felt like I was eating at a fancy restaurant. Thanks for the recipe!
Happy you liked it, Elena! :)
Could this be made ahead?
If so can it be refrigerated or should it be out in room temp? :)
Hi Angie! You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge covered with cling film! :)
Oh my god what kind of black magic is this i was so shocked when i saw it turning into a chocolate mousse! , i used full cream milk Instead and added 1 tsp of sugar To the mixture, turned out perfect for me thankyou so so so much this recipe is a life saver!
So glad you liked it, Shaima! :)
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.
I am so glad to hear that, Katherine! :D
does this actually work no lying
Several readers tried it successfully! So…no, I am not lying, it does work! :D
Brilliant recipe, will definately try it! Can I also use it as a filling for a choc mouse cake?
That’s a great idea, Adeeba!
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!
Glad to hear that, Julie! :D
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 :)
I know right?!? I was also surprised when I tried the recipe for the first time. :)
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.
Thank you for your feedback, Angelique. I am glad you liked it! :)
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.
You are welcome! I am glad you enjoyed it!:)
I made this tonight and am still in shock as to how perfectly delicious it turned out to be. So easy too which is a huge plus. Thank you.
Glad you liked it, Maya! :)
I’m sold! Two ingredients and you have a luscious, yummy mousse! Yes please!