Mousse au Chocolat with lemon cream

Our Christmas dinner series continues! Today we will be doing a dessert. It’s a creamy and very classic chocolate mousse with a little twist- a lemon cream and crunchy salt flakes on top. The combination of chocolate and salt is one I can’t live without! This little extra elevates the whole recipe to another level.

We replaced the familiar orange and chocolate combo with a lemon and it’s fantastic. If you’re in the mood to spend a little more on the recipe you can replace the lemon juice with yuzu juice. Yuzu and chocolate also love each other. Have fun trying it out!

Bon appetit!


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Mousse au chocolat with lemon cream

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 250 g dark chocolate (70%)
  • 100 ml cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 pinch of salt

Lemon Cream

  • 80 ml lemon juice (approx. 2-3 lemons)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 15 g butter
  • zest of half a lemon


  • zest of half a lemon
  • Maldon salt


  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and put them into a bowl. Then, over a water bath, melt the chocolate. (As soon as it starts to melt, turn off the heat and stir regularly so it doesn't burn). Then mix it with the cream.

  • Remove from the water bath and add 3 egg yolks, stirring constantly, and let cool.

  • Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff, and gently fold into the cooled chocolate mixture. Divide among 6 bowls or glasses and set aside to cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The mousse can also be prepared a day ahead and be cooled overnight.

Lemon Cream

  • In the meantime, prepare the lemon cream. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl over a water bath until the mixture becomes lighter in color.
 Use a whisk.
  • Then slowly add the lemon juice to the mixture through a sieve. Do not stop stirring. Add the lemon zest and remove cream from the water bath.
  • Finally, add the butter. Whisk until the mixture becomes a thick cream. (The whole process should take about 10 minutes).


  • Et voilà, now just place a spoonful of lemon cream on your chocolate mousse and garnish it with the remaining lemon zest and salt flakes.

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