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Challenge: Magic Chocolate Mousse

I remember how Sylvia, Jewels and I were preparing for our New York workshop earlier this year and we were thinking of making chocolate mousse for desert. So we exchanged recipes via mail and Sylvia came across this absolute amazing sounding recipe on CafeFernando for a chocolate mousse. The crazy thing is, that itt is made with no eggs, cream or milk! How is that possible?? It only has TWO ingredients: chocolate and water! Ever since then I wanted to try it out myself and we finally decided to challenge each other with the magical mousse.
It really does work, you just have to be a bit patient and not give up too early! I filled the chocolate mixture into glasses and let it cool overnight. The next day it was perfect. So thank you monsieur Hervé This, the french chemist who came up with this magical recipe! You really made my day!

– Liz

Recipe by Herve This & Heston Blumenthal (via Cafe Fernando)


4 servings

  • 9.35 ounces (265 grams) bittersweet (%70 cocoa solids) chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • 4 tbsp sugar, optional


  1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller one, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice). Set aside.
  2. Put chocolate and water (also sugar and/or liquor if you’re using) in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand-held mixer) until thick. *
  4. Watch the texture as you whip and make sure not to over-whip as it will make the mousse grainy. If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible at your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.
  5. Divide into four serving cups and serve.* Liz‘ alternative after #3: Pour the thick chocolate cream into little glasses and place it into fridge. It will set in a few hours and you will have chocolate mousse like on my photo on the right!


Hier muss eigentlich gar nicht viel geschrieben werden, denn dieses Rezept ist ein absoulutes Highlight und ich bin SO froh, dass es jemand erfunden hat! Vorbei die Zeit mit der Angst vor rohen Eiern und ansetzendem Hüftgold, denn hier kommt ein Rezept für ein Schokoladen-Mousse, das mit nur ZWEI Zutaten auskommt: Wasser und Schokolade! Und jeder der jetzt sagt, das kann nicht gehen oder schmecken, der sollte es ausprobieren und wird bestimmt eines Besseren belehrt! Danke also an Monsieur Hervé This, ein französischer Chemiker, der für diese Genialität verantwortlich ist!


  • 265 Gramm Zartbitterschokolade (%70) in Stücke gebrochen
  • 240 ml Wasser
  • optional 4 Tl Zucker

Eine Schüssel mit Eiswürfeln füllen und eine kleinere Schüssel hineinstellen. Die Schokolade und das Wasser in einen Topf geben und schmelzen. Die geschmolzene Schokolade in die Schüssel füllen, die auf den Eiswürfeln steht. Mit dem Mixer die Masse so lange schlagen, bis sie fest wird. Falls man zu weit geschlagen hat und die Masse körnig wird, alles einfach wieder in den Topf geben, erhitzen und anschliessend wieder mit dem elektrischen Mixer schlagen. 



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11 Kommentare

  1. As promised you are here with a chocolate recipe. Thanks 🙂 A quick question: if not served immediately, would it solidify and not have the mousse consistency? It’s been tough to get very dark chocolate here so I’m wondering how would a mousse recipe work with cocoa powder..

    • I’m not sure how cocoa powder would work, because to solidify the mousse probably needs the cocoa butter that’s in the chocolate…. but why not give it a try with milk chocolate? Let us know if it works. I’m curious!

  2. I just came across you blog and love the idea of you two challenging each other! Great! The recipes sound delicious and the pictures so pretty. Very nice here. 🙂


  3. This recipe is just awesome! I will definitely try that out!
    I love your blog and the fact to see the same recipe shooted in two individual ways. It gives me a lot of inspiration.
    Habt einen guten Start ins neue Jahr. Liebe Grüße

    • Dear Barbara! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Liebe Grüsse, Liz

  4. Siets sagt


    I tried this recipe and it worked like a charm. I immediatly started thinking about trying it with other drinks like tea. Thank you for sharing! I really like your blog together, especially your comments.

    Keep it up
    Greetings! Sietske

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