This is a wonderful and decadent chocolate mousse.  I love the lightness of mousse yet it doesn't skimp on chocolate flavor or sweetness.  Using a good Semi-Sweet or Bittersweet chocolate is perfect for this recipe.  The only downfall is that you're going to want more when you finish it.



egg yolks

1/4 cup sugar

cup whipping (heavy) cream

package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

1 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream


  • Beat egg yolks in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in sugar.
  • Heat 1 cup whipping cream in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Gradually stir at least half of the hot whipping cream into egg yolk mixture; stir back into hot cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (do not boil). Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, just until chilled.
  •  Beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in chilled medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream. Pipe or spoon mixture into serving bowls. Immediately refrigerate any remaining dessert after serving.