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Chocolate coffee mousse.jpg
Chocolate mousse in shallow cups, garnished with ground cinnamon
Course Dessert
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Whipped egg whites or whipped cream, chocolate or puréed fruit
Variations Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Choco Vanilla etc.
Cookbook: Mousse  Media: Mousse

A mousse (French 'foam' /ˈms/) is a prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques.[1] A mousse may be sweet or savory.[1] Dessert mousses are typically made with whipped egg whites or whipped cream, flavored with chocolate, coffee, caramel,[2] puréed fruits or various herbs and spices, such as mint or vanilla. Sweetened mousse is served as a dessert, or used as an airy cake filling. It is sometimes stabilized with gelatin.[1] Savory mousse may be flavored with hard boiled egg, herbs, fish or liver.[1]

National Mousse Day is observed on November 30.
National Chocolate Mousse Day is observed on April 3 and May 2. [3] [4]

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  1. ^ a b c d . The preparation of a Mousse may be different as of the different recipes. Mousse at Food Network Food Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "Caramel & White Chocolate Mousse Recipe". Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
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