You can't go wrong with a classic. And this simple chocolate mousse is about as classic as that little black dress (or polished white button down dress shirt) we all have in our closets.
1/4 cup sugar, divided
7 ounces chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
1. Divide yolks and whites into separate bowl, making sure to not break the yolks. Beat the whites until soft peaks form, then add two tablespoons sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
2. Place chopped chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals until fully melted. Whisk remaining sugar into yolks, then heat 1/2 cup whipping cream over medium high heat until bubbles just begin to form on the surface, then slowly whisk into cream into egg yolk mixture making sure not to ver heat the eggs. Once cream is full incorporated whisk in melted chocolate.
3. Beat remaining whipping cream until firm, then fold in the chocolate mixture in two additions, then fold in beaten egg whites. Divide into glasses/bowls/jars and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.