French Chocolate Mousse

French Chocolate Mousse - Malibu Beach Recovery Diet Cookbook
There is nothing to say except pure luxury and amazing indulgence. Sure this is not a calorie-free dessert, but the intensity of the chocolate taste and the richness of every bite will make this of your favorites for entertaining and family gatherings. It is also said that chocolate is a mood enhancer.
— Chef Licia Jaccard

Serves 6


  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tsp non-alcohol vanilla extract
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 5 large egg whites



Place chocolate, butter and vanilla in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. When chocolate has melted, stir until completely smooth.

Combine the egg yolks in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Mix in the chocolate while still lukewarm.

Place the egg whites in a large bowl and beat until stiff but not dry.

Add one third of the whites to the chocolate mixture and fold in to lighten. Pour the rest of the whites in the bowl and carefully combine with a spatula until no streaks of white are visible.

Pour into a serving dish and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.