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Julia Child’s Chocolate Mousse

Do you want to become Julia Child for a day and make an incredible French chocolate mousse using her recipe? Now you have a chance, and trust me, this will be the best chocolate mousse you’ve tried in your life!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 529kcal


  • 4 large eggs separated
  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar


  • Separate 4 eggs into egg yolks and egg whites. Cover egg whites with plastic wrap and set aside.
  • Put egg yolks in a mixing bowl and, using a whisk, beat it very well for a few minutes until they become lighter in color and thicker consistency.
  • While you are whisking the egg yolks, put strong brewed coffee and sugar in a sauce pan and heat it on the stove until all the sugar dissolves.
  • Gradually add the brewed coffee and sugar mixture into egg yolks while constantly whisking the egg yolks so they won’t cook.
  • Put a mixing bowl with egg yolks mixture over a pot of steaming water and constantly whisk the mixture for about 7-10 minutes until the mixture gets thick and pale color.
  • Put this thick and pale egg yolks mixture into the stand mixer bowl and beat it for 5 minutes on medium speed. It should become even thicker and more pale.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together melted chocolate and softened butter until smooth consistency. Add melted chocolate mixture to the egg yolk mixture and fold it in.
  • In a separate bowl put egg whites, salt and cream of tartar and, using a hand or stand mixer, beat it until you have stiff peaks formed.
  • Fold it together with egg yolk/chocolate mixture until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture between 4 serving glasses and refrigerate.
  • As an option, serve the chocolate mousse with a tablespoon of whipped cream.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.7g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 33.3g | Saturated Fat: 19.2g | Cholesterol: 247.6mg | Sodium: 220.6mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 48.8g