A rich chocolate mousse made healthier with a secret ingredient! Best part? You can't taste a difference at all!

HI GUYS! Omg this mousse. I shot this at 9am one day this week, and couldn’t stop eating it during the shoot. At 9am. I mean, I had just finished breakfast for goodness sake.

But I guess that’s also a testament to how delicious this mousse is. And guess what? It’s made healthier thanks to a secret ingredient. So I have no regrets about this 9am chocolate mousse-ing. 

A rich chocolate mousse made healthier with a secret ingredient! Best part? You can't taste a difference at all!

So what’s the secret ingredient? Greek yogurt, y’all. Nearly a cup’s worth. I substituted it in for heavy cream, which makes this mousse a whole lot healthier. So instead of upwards of 500 calories per serving, you’re looking at half that amount.

Not that it’s all about the calories. Because I’m a firm believer that no food makes you fat, it’s how much of it that does.

But when it comes to a dessert like chocolate mousse, I do like that I can make it slightly healthier, while still enjoying all the goodness of a traditional chocolate mousse.

A rich chocolate mousse made healthier with a secret ingredient! Best part? You can't taste a difference at all!

Tasting it you wouldn’t even know it contains Greek yogurt. When combined with the other ingredients, it simply adds a subtle tang.

The consistency is on point, too. Still creamy and rich, with that classic whipped texture.

A rich chocolate mousse made healthier with a secret ingredient! Best part? You can't taste a difference at all!

And to my mom and sister reading this: you’ve been asking for a chocolate mousse recipe for years, and I can finally say that this one is blog-worthy. You guys will love it 🙂

4.9 from 7 reviews
Secretly Healthier Chocolate Mousse
 
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Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs, separated into yolks and whites
  • ¾ cup plain non-fat greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1½ cups dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, flour, and sea salt. Place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, melt your chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a microwave.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in melted chocolate. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a standing mixer, whip egg whites to stiff peaks. Slowly drizzle in melted chocolate mixture, folding carefully as to not deflate the egg whites. Fold until homogenous.
  4. Pour mousse into 8 small ramekins, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours (up to 5 days) before serving! Optional toppings: whipped cream and chocolate shavings!

Chobani sponsored me to do an Instagram post, and I loved the recipe so much I had to share it on the blog, too! 

51 comments

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this looks delicious. I don’t find Greek yogurt easily where I live, do you think it will work if I drain the water from regular yogurt and use that?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes, that will work! Make sure to get plain yogurt– not the sugary kind!

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chocolate mousse with no guilt?? sign. me. up!!!! the texture in this looks amazingly fluffy & smooth. can’t wait to try (my mom will love this one too…we’re a family of total chocoholic women).

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oooh so glad to hear that! Yeah my boyfriend just ate so much on the couch last night. He goes “I don’t even like mousse” as he downed his second serving. Hahaha!

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This looks lovely! I like your philosophy too, I was sceptical as always when I saw then words “secretly healthier” but I love this idea! No fancy superfood rubbish, just literally a lightened-up chocolate mousse, yum!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? Healthier alternatives, but not enough so we wander into the splenda category 🙂 Thanks Kelly!

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I so love the idea of Greek yogurt subbing the heavy cream! Guilt free chocolate mousse is all right by me! This looks sooooo amazing.. and as always, your photography is just stunning!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much Kasey!

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You know what….this is why we love you…you are just like the rest of us! Dessert after breakfast works for me! Love the colors in the photos…again!-Laurel Bledsoe

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hahaha, thank you Laura!

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Double prizes. Omg, I love it when treats can be secretly healthy!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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TRIPLE PRIZES! QUADRUPLE PRIZES!

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How can we make this eggless? can we add sugar free natura to make it low calorie suitable for diabetics?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Anil! Unfortunately for this recipe you cannot substitute the eggs, as they give the mousse its texture. This S’mores Pots de Creme recipe is eggless, and though it’s creamier and richer than this mousse, it’s equally delicious!

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This is so smart- extra protein with your chocolate? don’t mind if I do 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You got it girl. Thank you!

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Yogurt? Wow, I’ll have to try this healthy version Sarah! I bet we’ll love it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Mary Ann! Honestly it’s one of the best mousses I’ve ever had!

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I’m with Meredith…extra protein with my chocolate? That’s a YES!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? It’s a win-win!

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It’s amazing how this mousse looks exactly like the one I usually make with butter. I can’t believe it’s healthier, the texture looks the same! Thanks for sharing, I’ll give it a try! 😉

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Exactly! The texture is just as great as ‘normal’ mousse. Enjoy Francisca!

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gorgeous photos!!! Cannot wait to try this!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You girls will LOVE this one!

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This looks great! Would also love to try this with coconut sugar 🙂 Pinning!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes! I almost put coconut sugar in the ingredients, but thought that most people wouldn’t have it. It would be just as delicious though!

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Mmm mousse is one of my fav desserts! Love this version!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I was never a big fan, but after making this one, I’m hooked!

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Those photos are so beautiful – mousse always looks good, but you’ve somehow made it look even better – i could just dive right in!

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Chocolate with yogurt, Must have to try your chocolate mousse recipe this Easter! Thank you Sarah 🙂

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No guilt desserts work for me, love this!

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AlwAys one of fave desserts, especially for parties because it’s a good make-ahead recipe.

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I LOVE that you used chobani here. . and these photos are stunning!!!!

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MUST try this! I had some of the best chocolate mousse I’ve ever had at a restaurant last night and if i can recreate that at home in a healthier way, I’m all for it!

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This looks amazing, your photos are so gorgeous ! Can’t wait to try this recipe out.

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Sound amazing. Chocolate mousse is my all time favorite!

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Be still my heart – this mousse is utter perfection (hello, spot on texture! hello, less fat!). Love it!

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duuuudee!! can’t get enough of this mousse!! all that aeration and chocolaty-ness… SO good! Xx

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LOVE the use of Chobani in these!!

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i can’t think of a better way to start the day honestly…totallllly making these!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh please let me know what you think! Thanks Lindsay!

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Excellent recipe, Thank you!.

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What a brilliant idea to use yogurt!

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I’m afraid to ask since previous comments have hailed it not being super healthy but healthy nonetheless, but do you think it’s okay to use maple syrup or maple sugar as the sweetener and raw powdered chocolate instead of the chocolate chips? I have to try to cut out as much sugar as possible (inflammation issues). Just wondering! It sounds delish and I just love mouse!!!!!

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Is it possible to omit or sub out the flour to make this recipe gluten-free?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes, you can use an arrowroot flour or a gluten free 1:1 flour!

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OLIVIA AND I MADE THIS LAST NIGHT- WOW!! Loved the slight tang and knowing we were helping ourselves get our daily calcium….

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Hilari! Oh I’m SO glad to hear that!!!!

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Hi this looks lovely! I was thinking of making a layered cake with chocolate mousse. Do you think the mousse is firm enough for that? And if I use Greek yogurt will the sour taste be noticeable?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Tiffany! If you’re doing a light cake like an angel food cake, this mousse should hold up! You definitely want to place the mousse on its own in the fridge first. And no, the sour taste isn’t noticeable at all.

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Yum! Thank you for sharing. We are all about desserts in a jar this summer and considered chocolate mousse – at the request of a friend – but did not have a recipe. We’ll make it this weekend. Happy Summer!

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