Layered Mousse au Chocolat

Start the year off right with this delightful combination of white, milk and dark chocolate mousse.


  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate + more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate + more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • Orange zest or peel or rum for extra flavor
  • 6 1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract


  1. Melt dark chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter over a bain-marie. Place a glass bowl over a pot of water on the stove, and heat water, stirring chocolate and butter until melted.
  2. Repeat two more times with each type of chocolate.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add a little orange zest and rum and whisk again.
  4. Once chocolate has cooled slightly, pour 1/3 of the egg yolks into the milk chocolate, 1/3 into white chocolate, and 1/3 into dark chocolate. Gently mix each together.
  5. Add vanilla extract to white chocolate and a pinch of salt to milk chocolate and dark chocolate.
  6. Prepare meringue. Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue to whisk.
  7. Divide meringue evenly among the chocolates and gently fold in.
  8. Pour mousse into small glasses or Mason jars, layering in whichever order you prefer. Refrigerate for an hour, then garnish the top with flakes of white and milk chocolate.