Chocolate mousse for 115 calories? Yes, please! This healthy dessert recipe is perfect for a special occasion or if you just need a sweet treat. For the fluffiest mousse, make as few gentle strokes with your spatula as possible to fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture in Step 5.

Breana Killeen



  • Combine Chambord and milk in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin on top and let stand to soften.

  • Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir well, then continue microwaving in 30-second increments on High until two-thirds of the chocolate has melted, stirring well after each burst.

  • Bring 1 inch water to a bare simmer in a medium saucepan. Combine egg yolks, 3 table­spoons sugar and salt in a metal bowl large enough to rest in the pan without touching the water. Set the bowl over the water and whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the gelatin mixture and whisk until it dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in the chocolate and vanilla.

  • Beat egg whites in a clean large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and continue beating until the mixture holds stiff, shiny peaks.

  • Whisk one-fourth of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until smooth. With a rubber spatula, gently fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture just until incorporated. Divide among 8 dessert dishes (about 1/2 cup each).

  • Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. Serve garnished with whipped cream, raspberries and/or chocolate shavings, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Tips: To eliminate the risk of foodborne illness when consuming barely cooked or raw eggs, try pasteurized-in-the-shell eggs-stamped with a blue “P.” They're exposed to just enough heat to make them safe to eat raw.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; 5.6 g total fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 93 mg cholesterol; 73 mg sodium. 39 mg potassium; 14 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 3.9 g protein; 139 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mcg folate; 17 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium; 8 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this recipe for our family party this Thanksgiving and it was a hit! Just as delicious as the multiple samples I enjoyed from the EatingWell Test Kitchen during recipe development. Dad requested I make it again at Christmas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is the fourth time in 2 months that I have made this. I absolutely love it and so does my husband and daughter. What catch my eye originally is the Chambord Raspberry Liqueur. I love it and use it a lot (especially for my Lemon Raspberry Martini). It is a very smooth light and really delicious with a slight raspberry after note. I think next time I might add 2 tablespoon of the liqueur... Love Love Love Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Absolute utter failure. The product is an indifferent chocolate sauce. Something is missing from the instructions. Read More