Chocolate Mousse

The next time you feel a chocolate craving coming on, skip the cakes, cookies and brownies. Instead, try a decadent chocolate mousse recipe, and avoid using your oven altogether. All you need is a simple double-boiler set up on the stove, and Food & Wine's guide to preparing the perfect mousse. You can even find an unexpected tip from chocolate expert Alice Medrich on making your mousse extra light and fluffy.

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Ultimate Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

This airy, lightly boozy Irish cream mousse is perfect for a party: It makes a generous 12 cups. If you don’t want to make so much, this recipe is easily halved. We like our mousse garnished with coarsely grated bittersweet chocolate, but a dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder, a dollop of whipped cream or curls of semisweet chocolate would be delicious, too. Slideshow: More Mousse Recipes
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Vegan Coconut-Chocolate Mousse

Made with fewer than five ingredients and taking just minutes to make, this healthy mousse is a game-changer. Sure, it's dairy-free, paleo-friendly and vegan, but this mousse's greatest asset is taste and texture. Easily adaptable using whatever ingredients you have on hand — substitute the maple syrup with an equal amount of raw honey, add a pinch of cinnamon instead of the cardamom, or top with any nut, fruit or chocolate — this is a great pantry recipe to have in your back pocket. Slideshow: More Mousse Recipes
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Ludo Lefebvre's Chocolate Mousse

Ludo Lefebvre's light and airy chocolate mousse comes together with just six ingredients. Serve with strawberries for an extra sweet touch. For a step-by-step demonstration on how to make this recipe, see this video.
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Matcha White Chocolate Mousse

Light, toasty Matcha powder balances out the sweetness of white chocolate in this luscious four-ingredient mousse by blogger Molly Yeh. Slideshow: More Easy Dessert Recipes
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