Can you believe you can make the fluffiest, most decadent chocolate mousse with only 2 ingredients – chocolate and water? And it’s ready in 5 minutes!

Because this 2-ingredient chocolate mousse recipe uses only chocolate and water, use the best quality 70% chocolate you can find. If you find 70% chocolate too bitter, feel free to add a little sugar.

265g 70% dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup water
4 Tbsp sugar, optional

1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of slightly smaller mixing bowl, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice).

2. Put the chocolate and water in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

3. Pour the melted chocolate into the large mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand mixer) until thick. This will take 3-5 minutes.

Note: Watch the texture as you whip and be careful not to over-whip as this will make the mousse grainy. Only whip until it begins to thicken and hold soft peaks (like whipped cream). If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible on 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.

4. Chill for 1 hour or enjoy as is.

Tip: This is a rich, dark chocolate mousse. Add a dollop of freshly-whipped cream to lighten the richness. Top with seasonal berries. Or serve over poached pears in individual bowls.

What’s your favourite chocolate mousse recipe?