Easy Chocolate Mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse

You will think, I am a genius when I will tell you, that I made this Easy Chocolate Mousse with just two ingredients- chocolate and water! And after reading this genius recipe, you might want to forgive me for my chocolate addiction :).

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Most of you might be aware that chocolate mousse recipes are full of eggs and high on fats from the cream and butter. But this Easy Chocolate Mousse is eggless, sugar-free and vegan too. So, it’s alright to whip this mousse and enjoy it even when you are on a diet!! I am serious, it’s guilt-free :). Both my siblings tend to go on a diet every now and then :P. Although, their diets don’t last for more than 48 hours , but they still need a guilt-free dessert for those diet days! That is when this Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe comes in handy. I can literally whip it up in minutes and satisfy their sweet cravings!!

Easy Chocolate Mousse

This magical chocolate mousse is also called Chocolate Chantilly. The recipe is actually based on a chemistry experiment by a famous French chemist-Herve. According to him, when chocolate and water were mixed in a precise ratio, the resulting liquid could whip up and set like a mousse. It’s more like a chemical equation! Anyone remembers Balancing equations from High school Chemistry?? :P.

The famous Chef-Heston Blumenthal of Fat Duck fame used this trick and made this recipe very popular. And since then many people have tried and raved about this Easy Chocolate Mousse.  

In a nutshell,

You have to melt chocolate with water in a saucepan.

Once melted, transfer the chocolate to a chilled aluminium or steel bowl, kept in another bowl full of ice.

Cool and whisk it. It tends to thicken very quickly, so keep an eye on it or else it will turn grainy.

In case it turns grainy, don’t fret. You just need to microwave and melt it back. And then whisk whisk again!

Easy Chocolate Mousse

The Easy Chocolate Mousse has the purest chocolate flavor. Rich and intense! It’s so delicate and light on the palate. You won’t feel heavy or bloated after eating this fluffy, airy and decadent mousse.

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Easy Chocolate Mousse


  • 500 grams bittersweet chocolate(70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder dissolved in 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Create an Ice water bath by placing ice cubes and chilled water in a large bowl. Place a smaller bowl that can rest with stability on the ice bath.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate and water, over medium heat.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the chilled bowl resting in the ice bath.
  4. Immediately start whisking the mixture using an electric whisk. Whisk until the mixture becomes fluffy in texture and starts to hold it’s shape(around 8-10 minutes).
  5. Transfer to ramekins and allow to finish setting up there.


Easy Chocolate Mousse

The Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe is the best chocolate mousse you will ever need! The flawless and creamy mousse can be had as it is or can be used as a filling for any simple cake like this Chocolate Truffle Cake!

Adapted from- Cafefernando


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    1. Thank you Alia😊💗 I am happy you like it!! It tastes as good as a mousse made with eggs and cream.. Thanks for stopping by☺️!

    1. Thank you Kelsie 😍😍! Thankfully baking isn’t as hard as chemistry😬.

    1. Don’t be scared at all Heather! It’s a great recipe.. And the mousse turns out delicious😊. Thank you💗

  1. Wow! I love this Deepika! I’ve used water in melted chocolate before as a glaze for choux buns, but had no idea i could also whip it up to make a mousse! Fab! Wonder if the same sort of idea will work with milk & white chocolate too??
    Angela x

    1. Thank you Angela!! I had no idea either😬! Yes, you can use the same recipe for milk and white chocolate! I have tried with both!!

    1. You definitely must try it Maria!! I had bookmarked this recipe for months.. But I am so glad, I finally made it😊! Thank you 💖💖

  2. This is neat! Never heard of it until now. I’m a big fan of dark chocolate and am also a total nerd about the science behind some of these things, so I definitely want to try this. 😀

    1. It tastes the best with dark chocolate! You will surely love it! Thanks Katherine 😊

  3. Normally, I’m a little skeptical about recipes which are vegan, paleo, eggless, sugar/butter/dairy etc free…because I feel someone wants to rip me off:) However, I can say this dessert doesn’t look this way. Silky, airy, and super delicious. Well done, Deepika!

    1. You are so funny Ben😬! But I actually agree with you! I myself stay away from such recipes too!! But this is actually a great mousse! It tastes as intense and good as the chocolate you will use!! I hope you try it and like it! Thanks😍

  4. Heya, Deepika, I’m the super fan of chocolate mousse. Your recipe looks super Yummy and sounds super-duper rich and yummy-Licious! It’s nice that it requires such few ingredients. It’s easy to make that super cool mousse at home. I have already bookmarked this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us. Looking forward to more recipes. Best wishes and Regards.

    1. Thank you so much Supriya😍😍! You are my soul sister😬! I am a big fan of chocolate mousse too! I have tried mousse at so many cafes and bakeries.. And tried a couple of different recipes myself! But this actually is most intense in terms of flavor!!

  5. Woah! Chocolate mousse with just 2 ingredients? I’m sold! I love doing kitchen experiments like this, and this mousse sounds amazing! I can’t wait to give this one a shot. Also, just mentioning balancing equations made me shudder at the memories of high school chemistry. Haha! 🙂

    1. Hehe!! Balancing equations does bring back some dreaded memories😬! It’s one of the best things I have experimented in my kitchen! Happy you like it too! Thank you so much💗

  6. I am going to have to give this a try! After so many years of trying to keep chocolate and water separate, this definitely has my attention!

    1. Thank you so much Katherine 💗💗💗💗! I hope you try it out soon! The recipe won’t disappoint you at all!

    1. Thank you Stacey😍!! We all have those “Feeling fat days”! It’s perfect for then😊

  7. But this is incredible!!!! Water and chocolate are enemies and here you have made them into something beautiful! You won me over with the chemistry of it all and I cannot wait to try this recipe out. Pinning for later

    1. Thank you Ruby :*!! I have always thought the same too..But this genius recipe does work..And you can have the silkiest luscious mousse in minutes 🙂

    1. Thank you Kim😍😍 I know, the recipe sounds a bit crazy.. But it turns out yummy😊

  8. Hi Deepika! I love this idea, I have never heard of only using two ingredients in a chocolate mousse, but it sounds so simple, this I have to try!

    1. The recipe seemed unbelievable to me too.. But once I tried it, I became a fan for life! I hope you give it a try too! Thanks Hope😍😍

  9. Wow Deepika, this is such a simple recipe! Mousse looks amazing and delicious 😋!! You are truly a chocolate queen, love all ur creations ❤️😍

  10. Ohhh this is freaking awesome dear. I tried this recipe at home and the outcome was amazing seriously. I am a mousse girl, so this time no mousse for fam Because I ate it alone but I will make it once again for my family for sure. 😛 Thanks a lot for sharing such an amazing recipe Deepika.

    1. I am glad you liked it🥰! I am a mousse girl too😬 I hope you make more for your family 😉

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