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4 Ingredients Chocolate Mousse Recipe (Video)

Craving an egg-free dark chocolate mousse? Your search ends here. Today, I’m sharing a mousse recipe that’s not only easy to prepare but also surprisingly delicious—and the best part? It doesn’t contain eggs or added sugar.

Traditional Chocolate Mousse

Typically, chocolate mousse is crafted with eggs and sugar. The process involves beating egg yolks with sugar, adding melted chocolate, and carefully folding in stiffly beaten egg whites. However, if you prefer an egg-free option, especially during hot weather or with kids at home, this recipe is perfect.

4-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse, credited to Dominique Ansel, the renowned French-American pastry chef and creator of the cronut, is my go-to for summer. It’s incredibly easy, requiring only four ingredients: Chocolate, milk, whipping cream, and gelatin. Easy as pie!

Chocolate mousse - a soft and delicious dessert - homemade eggless chocolate mousse recipe


  • Chocolate: I recommend using 70% cocoa dark chocolate.
  • Milk: Whole milk is essential for this recipe.
  • Cream: In Spain, it’s known as whipping cream; in Latin America, it might be called leche cream. Look for cream with approximately 32-36% fat.
  • Gelatin: The recipe mentions gelatin powder, but you can use 2 sheets of gelatin (Silver – 160 Bloom) if you prefer.

Easy Chocolate Mousse, how is it prepared?

  1. Hydrate the gelatin by adding it to very cold water and letting it soak for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Create the Grenache by cutting chocolate into small pieces, adding 1/3 of hot milk, letting it stand, and mixing. Repeat with the remaining two-thirds.
  3. Once ready, add the remaining milk and emulsify the Grenache, then incorporate the hydrated gelatin.
  4. In another bowl, whip the cream until stiff.
  5. Delicately fold the dark chocolate Grenache into the whipped cream, ensuring gentle incorporation to avoid deflating the cream.
  6. Cover the mousse and refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours.

Check out the video for a visual guide to this delightful and egg-free chocolate mousse recipe!

How to Make Chocolate Mousse – Easy and Fast!
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5 from 2 votes
With just four ingredients, no eggs or sugar, this chocolate mousse is as easy to prepare as it is delicious.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Rest Fridge: 12 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Frenchwoman
Keyword: Chocolate, Easy | Easy, Sweets
Cooking method: Olla
Servings: 10 (x 100 g)
Calories: 378kcal
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Recipe Equipment

  • Batidor eléctrico
  • Olla
  • Báscula
  • Bol


  • 4,6 g Gelatin powder 2 sheets (160 bloom)
  • 500 Ml whipping cream See note
  • 320 Ml milk Whole
  • 308 g Dark Chocolate 70% cocoa


  • Hydrate the gelatine. To do this, add the gelatine to a bowl with 30ml of cold water. Let it hydrate for about 20 minutes.
  • Cut the chocolate into small pieces and pour it into a bowl.
  • In a pot, heat the milk without boiling.
  • When the milk is hot, add 1/3 of it to the chocolate. Let stand for 30 seconds, and mix.
  • Pour in the second third of the milk. Let stand for 30 seconds and mix again.
  • Finally, add the last third of the milk and mix well.
  • Emulsify the Grenache with the help of a minimimer, and we are ready to add the gelatine.
  • Add the gelatin and mix until it is well dissolved
  • In another bowl add the cream, and with the help of an electric whisk, whip it until it is stiff.
  • Add the chocolate Grenache to the cream. To do this, we add 1/3 of the Grenache and, as we did with the Japanese cheesecake, using the spatula, we add the Grenache using circular enveloping movements, like the ones you see in the video.
  • Repeat with the 2/3, always being careful not to deflate the cream.
  • Subsequently, we repeat with the last third of Grenache. When everything is well incorporated, we can serve in the containers that you like the most.
  • All that’s left to do is cover the mousse and store it in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours.



We will need cream/heavy cream suitable for whipping and that has approximately 32-36% fat.


Calorias: 378kcal | Carbohidratos: 17g | Proteina: 5g | Grasa: 33g | Grasas saturadas: 20g | Colesterol: 73mg | Sodio: 40mg | Potasio: 300mg | Fibra: 3g | Azúcar: 9g | Vitamin A: 799IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 4mg
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