Classic Chocolate Mousse

clock 10 minutes + 10 minutes bowl Serves 4


  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs, yolks separated
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 2 tsp brandy (optional)
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
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  • 1. To melt the chocolate, put the pieces in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of gently simmering water.

  • 2. Remove the bowl and beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. Add the brandy and butter. Stir until the mixture is glossy and smooth. Set aside.

  • 3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and beat until the sugar has dissolved.

  • 4. Fold the egg whites through the chocolate mixture. Spoon the mixture into 4 small serving dishes (or 100ml capacity).Chill for one hour.

  • 5. Allow the mousse to come to room temperature before serving.

  • Tip: This mousse is delicious and very rich and can be made the day before serving. Try orange zest sprinkled on top as a nice addition.


  • • Energy 1114Kj • Protein 3g • Total Fat 22g • Saturated Fat 13g • Carbohydrates 14g • Sugars 12g • Sodium 4mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

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