Chocolate Raspberry Mousse – Chocolate raspberry mousse is a super easy treat to put together and will satisfy any sweet tooth. Made with whipped cream, melted dark chocolate, and raspberry puree. Perfect for dinner parties or romantic dinners for two.
Chocolate and raspberry. There just isn’t another combination like it. Chocolate and strawberry is super close, but there’s just something about the extra sweetness in raspberries that pairs so perfectly with dark chocolate.
I first tried this combo when scrounging through a box of Godiva chocolates. Have you ever had Godiva chocolates? They are pure HEAVEN.
If you haven’t tried them yet, best that you don’t even start. You will get addicted and it will create an never-ending need that you’ll fulfill every time you see the store at the mall. Trust me – I’m now a member of their rewards club.
Anyways, back to the chocolate. After eating all the caramels in the box of chocolates, I tried one of their raspberry and chocolate ganache pieces. And holy moly! I fell instantly in love. Raspberry has always been my favorite fruit but add it to chocolate and it’s unstoppable.
Ever since then, I’ve been a huge fan of the combination and eat it any chance I get: chocolate raspberry brownies, chocolate raspberry truffles, raspberries dipped in chocolate, you name it. But surprisingly, I haven’t made a ton of chocolate raspberry desserts for myself – I just buy them.
So I decided to try out a new recipe for this chocolate raspberry mousse. Simple, yet elegant. And perfect for Valentine’s Day!
I have never made mousse before so this was also a chance to knock that off my bucket list. Traditional mousse is made with whipped egg whites but I wanted to make a simpler version so I used whipped cream instead.
I learned a very valuable lesson while making this mousse for the first time: make sure the chocolate-raspberry mixture is warm when mixing into the whipped cream. The first time I made it, I used a raspberry puree that I had made the night before and was chilling in the fridge. Bad idea. The puree cooled down the chocolate so it was no longer warm. When I tried to mix into the whipped cream, it would not incorporate and it only deflated the whipped cream.
If you happen to have chilled puree, you can still use it; just make sure to add it to the chocolate while it’s still over the double-boiler so it can come back to a warm temperature. I did this on the second attempt and it worked like a charm! The mixture was velvety smooth and the flavor was beyond what I expected. Simply lovely.
Here are a few extra tips I learned while making this mousse:
- Since chocolate is one of the stars of this dish, make sure to use good-quality chocolate. I used 60% bittersweet chocolate for my version. Unbelievably delicious. I recommend a dark/bittersweet chocolate for this recipe, especially since we’re going to be adding cream and sweetened raspberries.
- When cooking the raspberries, make sure to keep stirring them to help them breakdown into a puree. This will also ensure that the sure does not clump into pebbles as they heat up.
- Make sure your heavy cream is cold before whipping it. It becomes difficult to whip if it’s room temperature. It’s best to pull straight from the fridge before whipping.
- After you make the mousse, it needs to chill for an hour or so to stiffen up. But I actually like it slightly warm so I don’t mind eating it immediately. Try it both ways and see what you like!
I hope you love this mousse as much as I did! It’s worth every calorie, I promise!
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Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
For chocolate filling:
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 7 ounces dark chocolate chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Place 1 cup of raspberries and sugar into medium sauce pan. Set over medium heat and stir until raspberries turn into liquid. Bring to boil and slightly reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5-7 minutes.
- Place puree in a metal sieve over a large bowl. Push puree through seeds to separate it from the seeds. Continue until all of the puree is strained and seeds remain in sieve. Set aside while we melt the chocolate.
- Place bowl over sauce pan filled with water about 1/4 of the way up. Make sure bowl does not touch water. Set over medium heat. Place chocolate in bowl so that it melts slowly and stir it occasionally. Once completely melted, add raspberry puree and stir until incorporated. Let the mixture warm up again so that it's velvety smooth. Turn off heat but keep bowl on top of pan while we make whipped cream.
- Add heavy cream to bowl of stand mixer fit with the beater attachment. Beat cream on high until it forms stiff peaks. Turn off mixer and remove bowl from stand.
- Grab bowl with chocolate mixture. Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir with spatula to combine. Add 1/3 of whipped cream to chocolate mixture and gently fold in until incorporated. Add chocolate mixture to the rest of the whipped cream and gently fold together. You don't want the whipped cream to deflate.
- Scoop chocolate mousse into 4 ramekins or small bowls. Refrigerate for 1 hour until set. Top with raspberries and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Other chocolate desserts you’d enjoy:
Molten Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites with Fudge Frosting
I made this and its a Great recipe! Just beware of using cooking cream instead of heavy cream! I tried it with 15% cooking cream and the cream did not whip.. so i had to go out and buy heavy cream. You really need 35% heavy cream for this recipe.
I made this last Friday and this dessert is amazingly good! My husband said this is the best dessert I have made. Even our friends ate it delightfully.
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Oh my goodness! This looks heavenly. Making for sure 🙂
anne @onedeterminedlife says
OMG!! This looks so good!! I love chocolate mousse.
Your “valuable lesson” paragraph is why I always come to you with my kitchen questions. You’re a pro! This looks spectacular!
Aw thanks Steph! So glad you find it useful!
Delicious!!! This looks so good, i have to try this. The pics look so tempting.
Chelsea-Catherine Croom says
Yum! This looks awesome! I’ll have to try!
Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie says
Wow, these look and sound so delicious!!! Perfect dessert for Valentine’s day!!
Bobbi | Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen says
OhhEmmGeee YUM!! I love your photos! I feel like I could just take a bite. I wish!
Aw thanks so much!
Branson Merrill says
This looks amazing! I have found that I like chocolate and orange as a combo! Wonder if that would be do-able?
I think so! I wouldn’t substitute it exactly in this recipe. But if you do a quick search, I bet you’ll find an answer recipe with that combo
Cindi Berry says
Hi Sharon Aficionado! This looks amazing. Will have to try it, as have to eat gluten free. Must look at more of your goodies. Thank YOU! YOU are awesome! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Melissa Chee says
Yummy. What a sweet little dessert.
This looks amazing ! I need to try this!
With Love Rochelle
I’m drooling! Love chocolate and raspberries!
Jessica Bradshaw (@loveyoumoretoo) says
Holy wow! This sounds sooooo good. I love chocolate and raspberries and everything in between. YUM!
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says
Fresh raspberries and chocolate taste so good together. I need to make mousse sometime soon, and adding berries is a great idea!
The perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. This is definitely going on this years menu! Thanks.
Sounds simple, and looks fantastic! I love the combo of chocolate and raspberries too, and often put raspberries with cream on to of my mousse 😀
Thanks so much! Isn’t that combo amazing?!
These look delicious! How perfect that they would be great sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. The boyfriend doesn’t eat sweets but he could watch me eat it lol.
Melissa Blake says
The combo of chocolate and strawberry looks delicious!!
Wow, this looks like such a wonderful dessert dish and I think I would love this! Chocolate and raspberries, YES! Thank you for sharing!
Is this not the perfect dessert for Valentine’s day? I love anything raspberry!!!
Meghan | beyondbasicblog.com
Wow this recipe looks absolutely wonderful. Will have to give this a try. Thank you for the share. -Cassandra from sugarsaltspice.com
My favorite combinations in one bowl , how can i ever stay away from chocolate with raspberries. Love it.
Neely Moldovan says
This sounds so good. Maybe ill make it for Valentines!
Lee Anne says
Possibly one of my favorite flavor combinations! Yummy! Can’t wait to try out this recipe.
These are so gorgeous!
I love raspberry and chocolate together. I would love to make a ganache out of the two, how fun!
Stephanie Jeannot says
I have tried strawberries and chocolate together many times but have yet to pair it with raspberries. Yummy! Sounds amazing.
You’re gonna be amazed at how much better this combo is!
Jamie Reinhart says
Oh my gosh—this looks so amazing. Thanks for the recipe!!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
OMG I’m dying. I want this sooooo bad! Chocolate and raspberry is a heavenly combo. Just in time for Vday!! Nice work.
Robyn Proctor says
Mmm this sounds delicious. It’s very fitting for Valentine’s day coming up!
Katie Kinsley says
All of your recipes look great. I love how decadent this looks in the tiny ramekins (sp?). Great for valentine’s day!
Aw thanks so much! I love the ramekins too!
This looks divine!! My family would go crazy for this!!
Yum! That looks so good!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
Ryan | A Polished Palate says
What a beautiful dessert! It sounds delicious!
Kathy Brown says
Chocolate & Raspberry are my favorite dessert combinations. Great pics. Wish I had this now.
Sarah Althouse says
It’s funny, I used to hate fruit in my dessert, but the older I get the more I like it!
I love the combination of chocolate with red fruit, deeeelicious!
Oooooh my gosh these photos made my mouth drool big time. And the recipes sound easy enough… even for me, ha!! Thanks for sharing these – definitely pinning for later!
Haha yesssss! It’s so super easy. I hope you love it!
Kiara Catanzaro says
This sounds and look absolutely amazing! It would be perfect to make for a girl’s night in with movies and wine! Love this treat with Valentine’s Day coming up soon!