Heavenly Dark Chocolate Mousse

A light and airy dark chocolate mousse, perfect for summertime desserts on the patio.


  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. (To melt chocolate in the microwave, heat it for 30 seconds and stir well, then heat and stir in 15-second increments until melted.)
  2. In a saucepan, bring dark chocolate milk to a simmer, then pour into the melted chocolate. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add the egg yolk to the chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  5. While still mixing, slowly add in the sugar. Beat until firm and shiny peaks form.
  6. Scoop ⅓ cup of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture and beat with a whisk until mixture lightens.
  7. Using a spatula, gently fold the rest of the egg white mixture into the chocolate.
  8. Pour mousse into 6 serving dishes and cool in the fridge for 2 hours, until set.

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