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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.


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20 mins
2 hrs 20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

scant 1/2 cup each
115 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 14g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 11.9g; fat 5.6g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 93.1mg; vitamin a iu 138.7IU; folate 11.9mcg; calcium 16.7mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 3.3mg; potassium 38.6mg; sodium 73.3mg; added sugar 8g.

1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat