This delicious eggless white chocolate mousse is very easy to make and only requires chocolate and heavy cream.
What's in egg-free white chocolate mousse?
You need heavy cream and a white chocolate bar to make the mousse, and dark chocolate shavings to serve it. The crunch and flavor of the dark chocolate shavings contrasts nicely with the light and creamy mousse.
- White chocolate: Be sure to use a chocolate bar and not chocolate chips or chocolate morsels. Chocolate chips and morsels have stabilizers in them that prevent them from melting properly. I highly recommend the Baker's brand Premium White Chocolate Baking Bar.
- Use only heavy cream: You need the high fat content of heavy cream for this recipe and can't substitute regular whipping cream.
How to make it:
See full ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below!
Step 1. Add heavy cream and white chocolate to a saucepan.
Step 2. Melt the chocolate into the cream. (Don't let the cream get too hot, it should get just warm enough to dissolve the chocolate.)
Step 3. Transfer into a mixing bowl, cover and chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Step 4. Whip to stiff peaks just like you would whip regular whipped cream.
How to serve it:
Step 5. Finely chop dark chocolate into small pieces with a knife or use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings. Pipe or spoon the white chocolate mousse into glasses and sprinkle with the dark chocolate.
How to store it:
This mousse needs to be kept cold and you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 day. If the mousse loses its firmness during that time, briefly whip it again to stiff peaks before serving.
Recipe notes & tips:
- The long chill time is necessary for the mousse to whip up properly later. Please don't be tempted to cut it short!
Variations on this recipe:
You can add flavorings to the white chocolate/cream mix for a flavored version of this mousse. For example, you can add chai spices for a chai-spiced white chocolate mousse.
Do do that, add:
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 10 whole cloves
- 1 one-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, lightly crushed
- ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds
to the cream and the chocolate. Gently heat the cream to dissolve the chocolate, then cover the mix and put in the fridge for 1 hour.
After that, strain the mix into a bowl and discard the spices. Then refrigerate the mix for 8 hours or overnight and whip into a mousse.
Use the mousse as a cake frosting:
You can use this mousse as a very light cake frosting. (Use the mousse only to top cakes, it’s not sturdy enough for inner layers or the outside of a cake.)
Frequently asked questions:
Yes. That’s both for safety reasons and to keep the texture of the mousse intact.
If you don't let the chocolate/cream mix chill long enough (~8 hours), the mix can separate as you whip it. As long as you chill the mix for the required time and use the listed ingredients, the mousse should not separate.
Yes, this white chocolate mousse can easily be re-whipped if it has lost its firmness.
If the chocolate mousse sits in the fridge for a while after it's been whipped, it can start to lose its firmness. If that happens, simply whip it again to stiff peaks.
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Full Printable Recipe
White Chocolate Mousse (eggless)
- measuring cup
- wooden spoon
- mixing bowl
- standing mixer or handheld mixer
- knife and cutting board
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 white chocolate bar (4 ounces), I recommend the Baker's brand Premium White Chocolate Baking Bar*
- 1 ounce dark chocolate, finely chopped
- Add the cream and the white chocolate to a saucepan.
- Over medium-low heat, dissolve the chocolate in the cream, stirring continuously. Be careful not to let the cream get too hot. The mix should just be warm enough to dissolve the chocolate.
- Transfer the mix to a mixing bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.**
- Whip the mix to stiff peaks.
- Pipe or spoon the mousse into glasses and sprinkle with the dark chocolate.
Nutrition Information (Estimated):
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