Make It: Sea Salted Mousse

Spring has officially arrived! We couldn’t be happier as it signals warmer nights and longer days, which equals dining al fresco! At the coast we enjoy sitting outside smelling the salty air and listening to the waves crash on the rocks…add a glass of wine and a delicious dessert and we’re happy campers. Mr. Valley is big on treats jazzed up with just a little bit of sea salt to give it a bite.

Our Sea Salted Mousse recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and salty and it’s on the lighter side so you can have an extra scoop, right?

You’ll need: chocolate mousse {see recipe + ingredients below} | whipping cream | caramel | pink sea salt | strawberries

Take a sundae glass and dollop a scoop of mousse in the cup.

Layer whipping cream and warm caramel sauce atop the mousse. {We told you this was so simple, right?}

Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and a strawberry. Tadah! There you have it. A tasty and light dessert with a fresh finishing touch.

Photos by Rippee Photography for Valley & Co.

To make the mousse from scratch, you can try out this recipe, via or you can pick up a tasty boxed version from a specialty shop.


  •                     8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  •                     1/2 cup water, divided
  •                     2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
  •                     3 egg yolks
  •                     2 tablespoons sugar
  •                     1 1/4 cups whipping cream, whipped


In a microwave or double boiler, heat chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture. Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.



  1. says

    Wow, this mousse in delectably awesome – the contrast between the chocolate and the whipped cream and the strawberries – gorgeous… I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure following your creations…

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