Chocolate Mousse For One

This incredibly rich Chocolate Mousse is a chocolate lovers’ dream! This elegant single serving dessert is made with only a few simple ingredients and is so easy to make.

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I believe that a Chocolate Mousse is the ultimate dessert.

It’s rich, it’s creamy and if chocolate mousse is made correctly, it has an intense chocolate flavor. This mousse recipe is adapted from the chocolate mousse I make all the time for parties and events.

Chocolate Mousse one of my most requested desserts and this version is one that can be enjoyed by anyone cooking for one or two people.

It’s true, Chocolate Mousse is often reserved for special occasions – it’s fancy, after all and most special occasions call for fancy.

Well, I’m all about bringing a little “fancy” into more of my everyday life and that’s why today I’m sharing this easy recipe for a Chocolate Mousse For One.

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How To Make Chocolate Mousse 

This is a classic chocolate mousse recipe and there are several steps involved. Don’t worry, even though it takes a little time, homemade chocolate mousse is so worth it!

Step 1

Melt 3 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate and whisk in an egg yolk.

Step 2

Beat the egg white and add in cream of tartar and sugar.  Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.

Step 3

Whisk together heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla to make whipped cream.

Fold all of the elements of the chocolate mousse together.

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This chocolate recipe is the perfect dessert when you’re craving something sweet.

You could also layer the chocolate mousse in a two pretty parfait glasses and serve with berries between the layers, this would easily make this chocolate mousse a dessert that would serve two.


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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cool: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 506kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg , separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar , divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream , cold
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan containing 1-inch of simmering water.  Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and let cool.  Whisk the egg yolk into the chocolate and mix until smooth.  Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg white until foamy.  Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.  Slowly add in 2 tablespoons of the sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • In another bowl, beat the heavy cream until it begins to thicken.  Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and the vanilla and continue beating until soft peaks form.
  • Now it's time to assemble the mousse.  Very gently fold in the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  • Next, fold in the whipped cream.
  • Transfer the mousse to a dessert dish, cover and chill for several hours.
  • Top with extra whipped cream, if desired


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 14.9% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 17.4%
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10 thoughts on “Chocolate Mousse For One”

  1. I made several of your wonderful recipes. Caramel Sauce ?, Cheesecake which I topped with the Caramel Sauce (YUM) and I did do 1 nutritional recipe, Tuna Noodle Casserole. All scrumptiously. ?? Thank You for great recipes. Can’t wait to try more.

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