Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

This recipe is for die-hard chocoholics… so simple, it’s really hard to believe it only has two ingredients: chocolate and water!

You may have heard water and chocolate don’t mix, but this formula not only works, it delivers a powerful chocolate hit without any added sugar or fuss.

There are a few guidelines:
1. Make sure the chocolate you choose does not include vegetable oil.
2. It should have a content of 70% chocolate or higher.
3. Chocolate couvertures or high quality chocolate bars work best.
4. If the mouse gets too firm before you put it into pretty serving dishes, simply reheat it and start over

You can also substitute other liquids instead of water:  cherry juice, orange juice and my friends on the Keto diet use coffee or heavily spiced teas.

This is a potent recipe, and will make chocolate fiends very, very happy.

Happy Valentines Day friends,

Chef Deb Traylor

Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

  • 6 ounces water
  • 8 ounces good-quality dark chocolate
  • whipped cream and fresh berries, for serving

Combine water and chocolate in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and pour into a metal bowl. Place bowl over another bowl filled with ice water and whisk constantly until mixture thickens into a mousse. Spoon into bowls and top with whipped cream and fresh berries.

This recipe was created by Hervé This, the father of molecular gastronomy.