Hervé This' Chocolate 'Chantilly' Recipe

Liz Gutman

This is more a technique than a recipe, but it's a lot of fun. It results in a light yet deeply chocolatey mousse that's totally vegan and dairy free. If you overwhip the first time around, it's easy to fix—just reheat, add a couple drops more water, and start over. This will keep for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

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  • 350g dark chocolate, chopped

  • 270g water

  • Cold water and ice, for ice bath.


  1. Put equal parts water and ice into a medium bowl for the ice bath. Boil the water in a saucepan, or in the microwave, and pour it into a second medium bowl.

  2. Add the chopped chocolate and stir with a spatula or whisk until all the pieces are melted, about 2 minutes.

  3. Place the bowl with the chocolate over the ice bath and whisk vigorously. Continue to whisk until the mixture has the consistency of stiffly whipped cream, and then quickly divide it between individual serving cups or into a serving bowl. Refrigerate.

Special equipment

Bowl, whisk

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
319 Calories
18g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 319
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 326mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)