Rich Chocolate Mousse

Total Time
12 min
10 min
2 min
Add a teaspoon or two of a favorite liqueur, such as raspberry, orange, or hazelnut to the sour cream while beating it to add more flavor.


fat-free half-and-half

0 cup(s)

semisweet chocolate

8 oz, or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

vanilla extract

1 tsp

table salt


fat free sour cream

1½ cup(s)


  1. Bring the half-and-half just to a boil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the chocolate. Let stand about 2 minutes, then whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the sour cream in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low. Add the chocolate mixture in 3 additions, beating just until combined. Divide the mousse evenly among 4 wineglasses or dessert dishes. Refrigerate, covered, until thoroughly chilled and set, at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. Yields 3⁄4 cup per serving.

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