Little Hot Chocolate Mousses


Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Chocolate: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying


By Sara Jayne Stanes

Published 2005

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The point of these wonderful desserts is that the center is still blissfully liquid when you serve them, so don’t be tempted to cook them for any longer than the stated time. They are delicious served on their own or with ice cream.


  • 5 large eggs, plus 5 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar


Put the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric hand-held mixer until the mixture is pale yellow, 10 to 15 minutes.

Put the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler set over simmering, but not boiling, water (do not let the bottom of the pan touch the water). Melt gently, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove the top pan from the heat. Add a sm