Chocolate amaretto mousse, made the French way!  Taste the difference in every bite!  With a hint of sweet almond to make it even more special. 

My favorite-ever mousse recipe! This chocolate amaretto mousse is the real deal, made with eggs and butter and so airy it just melts in your mouth. Loved that added hint of almond from the amaretto too. food desserts chocolate mousse

Finally!  I think I’ve landed on the best classic French chocolate mousse recipe of all time.

I have made a lot of chocolate mousse-y things, like this Nutella Pie and this German Chocolate Mousse, but they have all been “shortcut” chocolate mousse recipes.

This one is the real deal.

My favorite-ever mousse recipe! This chocolate amaretto mousse is the real deal, made with eggs and butter and so airy it just melts in your mouth. Loved that added hint of almond from the amaretto too. food desserts chocolate mousse

When I was a kid growing up, my mom always made chocolate mousse for special, grown up occasions.  I think she probably used Julia Child’s recipe, which is what I’ve adapted here.  It was so good!  And it has lived in my memory for decades.

I remember she made it with eggs.  And this version has them, as well as lots of butter and chocolate.  Really, it’s only a few simple ingredients, and it’s pretty quick to make.  But the rich taste and airy-light texture will blow you away.  You can really tell that this chocolate amaretto mousse is something special.

I can’t think of a more perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day treat for your love.

You can whip it up in the afternoon and it will be ready to enjoy by dinnertime!

My favorite-ever mousse recipe! This chocolate amaretto mousse is the real deal, made with eggs and butter and so airy it just melts in your mouth. Loved that added hint of almond from the amaretto too. food desserts chocolate mousse

To me, the hint of delicate almond flavor you get from the amaretto liqueur takes this dessert to another level.  But if you just want a classic chocolate mousse, feel free to substitute with water.

I have been meaning to post a real-deal chocolate mousse recipe for ages, but it was an old friend that finally gave me the push I really needed.  Thanks Julie!  This one is for you- I hope you love it as much as I did!

PS- It’s gluten-free!  Now that’s what I’m talking about!

My favorite-ever mousse recipe! This chocolate amaretto mousse is the real deal, made with eggs and butter and so airy it just melts in your mouth. Loved that added hint of almond from the amaretto too. food desserts chocolate mousse

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Chocolate Amaretto Mousse
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chocolate amaretto mousse, made the French way! Taste the difference in every bite! With a hint of sweet almond to make it even more special.


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: amaretto, Chocolate, mousse
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 370 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur (optional- water can be substituted)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 large egg whites
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (vanilla can be substituted)
Instructions
  1. Place the butter, chocolate, and amaretto (or water) in a small bowl and microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring, until melted and smooth.  Set aside to cool.
  2. Place the egg yolks, sugar, and water in a medium mixing bowl and place over a small pot of barely simmering water.  
  3. Cook, whisking, until pale and airy.  
  4. Remove from the heat and and continue whisking on medium-high speed until cooled.  
  5. Fold in the chocolate mixture.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and salt until stiff.  
  7. Stir in the extract and fold in the chocolate mixture.  
  8. Transfer to 4-ounce serving dishes, and chill.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Amaretto Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.