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White Chocolate Mousse – Creamy and light white chocolate mousse that is a perfect make ahead dessert. Serve with fresh raspberries and powdered sugar.

I am sitting on my couch watching the Inauguration and feeling especially patriotic today. I love living in DC and it has been so fun to watch the preparations that go into an event of this caliber. Last weekend, we went to Old Ebbitt Grill which is right in front of the White House. We took the Metro because most of the streets were closed due to parade practice. It was really weird to see Pennsylvania Avenue without any cars on it. Flags are hanging from just about everything that a flag that can be hung from. It is really beautiful and there is an energy that you can feel here. I cannot imagine what it was like in 2009.

But you are here for the chocolate aren’t you? I have talked a few times about how raw eggs weird me out a little. But since I have started working with Safe Eggs, I have been using pasteurized eggs in places that call for raw egg, and I don’t give it a second thought. Real chocolate mousse always gave me pause, but no longer!

This simple dessert is elegant, rich, and needs to be made ahead of time, so perfect for entertaining. I used white chocolate here, but you could use any chocolate you like. White chocolate can be tricky to work with. I buy Callebaut or Valrhona, it is worth the price tag. The cream cheese is not a traditional ingredient in mousse, but it helps to stabilize the mousse and adds a nice little tang to cut some of the sweetness of the white chocolate.

white chocolate mousse recipe2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Safe Egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
8 ounces white chocolate (a high quality white chocolate makes all the difference)

white chocolate mousse recipeBeat cream cheese and vanilla bean with an electric mixer. Add the cream and beat until combined. Set aside.

white chocolate mousse recipeMelt white chocolate gently over a double boiler.

white chocolate mousse recipeThe eggs in this mousse are not cooked, so I use Safe Eggs that are pasteurized, just to be safe.

white chocolate mousse recipePlace the egg whites and salt in a large bowl.

white chocolate mousse recipeBeat the egg whites until soft peaks form, slowly add the sugar and set aside.

white chocolate mousse recipe

Fold the melted white chocolate into the cream cheese mixture.

white chocolate mousse recipeGently fold the egg whites into the cream cheese and chocolate. Fold until just combined.

white chocolate mousse recipePour the mousse into small bowls or ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours.

white chocolate mousse recipe

Serve with fresh raspberries and a dusting of powdered sugar. This recipe is adapted from Saveur.

white chocolate mousse recipe

White Chocolate Mousse

White Chocolate Mousse

Yield: makes 6 ramekins

White Chocolate Mousse - light and airy white chocolate mousse studded with ripe raspberries.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Safe Egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces white chocolate (a high quality white chocolate makes all the difference)

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese and vanilla bean with an electric mixer. Add the cream and beat until combined. Set aside.
  2. Melt white chocolate gently over a double boiler.
  3. Place the egg whites and salt in a large bowl. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, slowly add the sugar and set aside.
  4. Fold the melted white chocolate into the cream cheese mixture. Gently fold the egg whites into the cream cheese and chocolate. Fold until just combined.
  5. Pour the mousse into small bowls or ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with fresh raspberries and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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307**I am a Brand Ambassador for Safe Eggs, and have been paid for this post. All opinions are my own.**

Jaya Avendel

Friday 17th of September 2021

Cream cheese makes for a delightfully rich and full flavor in a mousse, so I love that your recipe includes it as many of the ones I am finding do not use it. I find cream cheese in the mousse makes it remind me a little bit of cheesecake too! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine

Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Quick question can I make it with regular store bought eggs? Just the whites.

bakedbree

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

100%!

pallavi diwakar

Thursday 25th of February 2016

hi,

i always get a question in my mind whenever i see any recipe with uncooked eggs: does the desert taste of eggs if they are raw?? i want to know this especially since i don't eat eggs except in cooked desserts as i don't like the way eggs smell

bakedbree

Monday 29th of February 2016

Have you ever had chocolate mousse before? If so, then you have had raw eggs. I don't like eggs either, but have never had a problem with this.

Emma

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Could you make this the day before a dinner party? Or would it need to be made close (2 hours) to serving time? Thanks it looks amazing!!

bakedbree

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Totally make ahead.

Becca

Thursday 12th of February 2015

I just "re-found" this recipe. I used it two years ago for the Valentine's dinner I made my husband and wanted to make it again this year. It is so, so good. It's wonderfully easy to prepare and presents as such a fancy change of pace for our everyday casual that limits the scrumptious desserts I make. Thank you for the wonderful recipe :-)

bakedbree

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

This makes me so happy! I'm so glad that you liked them enough to make them again.

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