Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse | Minimally Invasive

I’ve had this chocolate mousse bookmarked since Food52 first posted it, but I’ve never had a great excuse (not that I needed any, I suppose) to make it until now. Gil was out of town for our sixth anniversary earlier this week, so I wanted to make something special for the weekend. I mean, there’s a beef heart thawing in the sink, but that’s maybe just a tiny bit less romantic than chocolate mousse.

Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse | Minimally Invasive

This an incredibly easy and forgiving recipe with only two ingredients — chocolate and water — so how can you mess that up? Just be sure to use the best chocolate you can, since it really shines here.

Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse | Minimally Invasive

My first batch didn’t really set (which is where the forgiving part of the recipe comes in), so I added a little more chocolate to the mixture then put the pot back over a low burner to melt. Starting over gave me the opportunity to test old-fashioned whisking vs. a hand blender vs. an immersion blender. I have to say that the immersion blender was BY FAR the easiest and least messy of the three methods. Oh, the things I do for you.

Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse | Minimally Invasive

Once the mousse has thickened (which happens very quickly with the immersion blender), it sets almost immediately, so be prepared to spoon it into cups right away.

Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse | Minimally Invasive

I sprinkled the mousse with chocolate shavings, but you can add a dollop of whipped cream or just leave it plain for full-on chocolate sensation.

Get the recipe here.

15 Replies to “Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse”

  1. This is so simple, but looks so divine. I just added you as a friend on Tasty Kitchen and then hopped over to your site. You photos and blog are really something gorgeous.

  2. Thanks, Abby. You’re right about this mousse — simple and divine are both perfect ways to describe it.

  3. I’ve wanted to try this forever but I’m reluctant to have that much good chocolate in my house. I won’t stop with just this mousse!

  4. These look phenomenal! I don’t know what I love more, the blue cups or the chocolate mousse! Also, your photography is beautiful 🙂

    1. Thanks. Do give it a try sometime; you won’t believe how simple or how delicious it is!

    1. Thank you! The bowls are actually teacups — part of a set I received a few years ago for the holidays. Sorry, I have no idea where they were purchased!

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