Valentine’s Day Menu: Dark Chocolate Mousse

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This is the final course of our homemade Valentine’s Day meal.  And it really goes out with a bang.  It’s not your typical mousse, since you won’t find any eggs here.  Instead I used Greek yogurt to make it a little healthier (let’s face it, this meal was not light on calories, so we might as well make up for it a little bit ;) ), and also because with this method the dessert is literally made in minutes.  This mousse is so decadent you won’t miss the eggs. 


I’m sending this mousse over to Natasha of 5 Star Foodie for her 5 Star Mousse Makeover!


If you haven’t done so yet, head over to All Through the Year Cheer for our Valentine’s Day event! 


A Note on the Sweetness:  This mousse isn’t overly sweet, so before you serve it make sure to taste it so you can add more sweetener to taste.

img_5694-smallDark Chocolate Mousse


(Yield:  2 to 4 servings)


1 (3.5 oz) good quality semi-sweet chocolate bar (I like to use 60% cacao), chopped

1/2 c heavy cream

7 oz plain Greek yogurt

2 TB honey or other sweetener (or more to taste)

Strawberries for garnish (optional)


Strain the Greek yogurt in the fridge overnight to make it extra thick.  Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave and let it cool slightly.  Whip the cream and in a separate bowl, whisk together the cooled chocolate and honey, and then whisk in the yogurt.  Gently fold the whipped cream into the yogurt mixture, being careful not to over mix (it’s okay if there’s some white spots left).   Serve garnished with strawberries if desired.


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  1. says

    Hello Sweet Friend!

    Love this and your twist of using yogurt rather than eggs is interesting and I’m looking forward to giving it a try. I’m going to use your complete menu on Valentine’s day and surprise my man. I’m glad it lands on a Sunday this year because as you may know he’s really the cook in the family and I just may need the whole day! lol

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Love and hugs,

    • admin says

      Karyn, I am thrilled and honored that you’re making my complete Valentine’s Day menu! I hope you and the Italian have a wonderfully romantic evening! And I can’t wait to hear about how the meal turns out! ;)

  2. says

    so what you’re saying is that no blood, sweat, and tears need be involved in the making of a valentine’s day dessert? amen, sister. :)

  3. says

    I don’t know why, but I get the feeling you like dark chocolate. :) Cool idea on using yogurt! Looks yummy. So are you really going to remake all this for Valentine’s day?

    • admin says

      Veronica, Lol, actually no…Mike and I will be out of town on Valentine’s Day…so it’s a good thing we had our Valentine’s dinner early! :)

  4. says

    OK, I am all set to try it! The strained yogurt is ready, it is what we call “labneh” in Lebanese cuisine, we eat it every day with olive oil and pita. I have never, ever, seen it used for chocolate mousse. Great idea to use honey as a sweetener too.

  5. says

    I love mousse but usually after a few bites I have to stop eating it because it is so rich. I bet the tartness of the Greek yogurt cuts that…in a good way! Then maybe I’ll get to eat a whole bowl. Looks delicious! Great way to end your meal.

  6. says

    What a luscious dessert! I think the yogurt and the chocolate together would be great. And this dessert is healthier than a regular mousse. Love the strawberry with its heart shape on top!

  7. says

    This looks scrumptious Faith! I love that you used Greek yogurt and honey to balance out the richness of it. It’s the perfect ending to an all-around superb meal!

  8. says

    This is a great way to make mousse. I don’t eat raw eggs so I don’t make that kind of mousse. This is a much better idea. Thanks Faith.

  9. says

    I’ve had a craving for a dark chocolate mousse for the longest time and when I found your recipe, I knew it was the one. I love that it has good things in it like the yogurt and honey. I made it yesterday and it was fantastic. Tangy, creamy, rich, but not overly sweet. My chocolate didn’t melt completely so there were bits of chocolate in the mousse that gave it a great texture. Thanks so much.

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