hand dipping spoon into chocolate mousse in green ramekin with caramel, fresh berries, and powdered sugar
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Easy Chocolate Mousse with Berries and Caramel

This two-ingredient chocolate mousse is so rich, airy, and delicious! Top with fresh berries and homemade caramel sauce for a classic French dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword chocolate mousse with caramel, classic mousse recipe, french dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 356kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

Chocolate Mousse:

  • 1 bar (200g) baking chocolate bar the bar we used was 7 ounces
  • 6 eggs

Toppings:

  • fresh berries raspberries, blueberries, red currants, or strawberries
  • powdered sugar optional

Homemade Caramel:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter can substitute with vegan brand
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Tools:

Instructions

Make the Chocolate Mousse:

  • In two separate bowls, separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. In case you do not know how to do this, I linked a video tutorial in the notes.
  • In a small pot on low heat, break the baking chocolate bar into small pieces and melt the chocolate, stirring frequently.
  • Add egg yolks and mix well. Remove from heat transfer into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. Start the hand mixer on slow and increase the speed every 1-2 minutes. This process will take around 10 minutes.
  • Using a rubber spatula, add a small amount (about 1/2 cup) of the egg white into the mixing bowl with the chocolate. slowly fold chocolate into egg whites. Once egg whites are fully incorporated, add some more egg whites. Continue doing this until all the egg whites are combined. The mousse should resemble a smooth, pudding-like consistency.
  • Spoon the mousse into ramekins and top with berries. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour to set.

Make the Caramel:

  • In a small pot on low heat, combine sugar, butter, and milk. Stir frequently until sugar is dissolved (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Caramel sauce will thicken as it sits.

Assemble:

  • Remove chocolate mousse from the fridge and top with caramel sauce. Dust with powdered sugar (optional).

Notes

Watch this video to learn how to separate egg whites and egg yolks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.9g | Protein: 10.2g | Fat: 17.1g | Saturated Fat: 9.9g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 22.9g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.2mg