3 Ingredient Light Chocolate Mousse Made with Greek Yogurt

February 13, 2013

Greek yogurt chocolate mousse
Last year I posted a chocolate mousse recipe with olive oil that I had learned how to make from Greek patisserie chef Stelios Parliaros. This time around I made a lighter chocolate mousse,  again with a Greek twist: I used Greek yogurt. The result is an airy, slightly tangy chocolate mousse.

This recipe is really easy to make and to remember; it needs only 3 ingredients: chocolate, milk and low fat Greek yogurt.

This dessert has less fat and calories, plus you get about 100 mg of calcium with each serving.

You can use chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids but 50% works well here.

3 Ingredient Light Chocolate Mousse Made with Greek Yogurt

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
An easy and lighter 3 -ingredient chocolate mousse made with Greek yogurt.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Chocolate, Mousse, Yogurt
Servings: 4 small dessert cups (3-4 ounces)
Author: Elena Paravantes
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  • 7 ounces dark chocolate 200 grams
  • 2/3 cup whole milk 160 grams
  • 3 ounces low fat Greek yogurt 160 grams


  • Take out milk and yogurt from the refrigerator.
  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Be careful not to overheat.
  • Whip milk with yogurt until it becomes frothy.
  • Add chocolate gradually to yogurt-milk mixture and blend quickly. You should have a uniform color.
  • Empty in small glasses or bowls (it will be a bit liquidy) and keep in refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.
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Photo by Elena Paravantes

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  • Reply Karin Stocking May 10, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    How long ahead of time will this keep?

  • Reply Judith DeGonda January 30, 2023 at 2:35 am

    I am just starting to do research on this WOE. My sister strongly recommended your book and blog. This recipe sounds wonderful. Do you use plain Greek yogurt? And unsweetened chocolate?

  • Reply Kitty Konialis January 17, 2018 at 1:12 am

    A great healthier alternative to the classical chocolate mousse and to pots au chocolat. It worked just fine since I followed the advice of another commentator and I used half of the milk to melt the chocolate in. Once I did that, it was all very easy peasy. After 3 hours in the fridge it had set quite satisfactorily. I did add some orange zest and next time some crushed almonds and even a dollop of fresh cream on top. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Jeannine February 15, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Hi, I made this tonight for Valentine’s Day. I used Lindt intense chocolate with orange and almonds. I tried to stir in the chocolate to the room temperature milk and yoghurt but the chocolate remained flecked. I heated the milk and yoghurt in the microwave for 20 second and the chocolate stirred right in. The dessert was excellent. My husband and some loved it. Thank you. It was so easy. I’ll be making it again with sea salt next time.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN February 15, 2016 at 6:03 am

      Thanks for sharing your tip Jeannine. Love the idea of the sea salt.

  • Reply Patricia Kyritsi Howell May 28, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I am wondering if this could be made with carob powder? I am working on some recipes that use wild ingredients and since carob is so plentiful on Crete as opposed to chocolate….Any suggestions for how I might play with this idea?

  • Reply Jamie May 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    This recipe just didn’t work out for me. When I added the melted chocolate, it immediately hardened back up because of the cold yogurt mixture. All of the chocolate sunk to the bottom. After a lot of mixing, I was able to get it somewhat mixed up, but it doesn’t look uniform. Still just tastes like plain greek yogurt instead of a chocolate mousse. Maybe it will be more enjoyable in a couple of hours when it sets? I’ll have to attempt it again some other time before I write it off.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN May 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      Sorry it didn’t work out. Make sure you add the chocolate very gradually, mixing quickly while you are adding, so that the chocolate does not solidify. Also you can leave the yogurt and milk out for a bit, so it is not so cold. And as with all types of mousse it needs to set for a few hours.

  • Reply Monica April 18, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Looks delicious! I love that it only uses three ingredients!

  • Reply Medeja April 18, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Only few ingredients and you get such a nice mousse! I like it 🙂

  • Reply Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian March 3, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Hi Elena, I’ve just discovered your wonderful blog. I am a Greek-Australian and I have just started my own Greek vegetarian blog and I’m sure your recipes will be a great source of inspiration to me. This chocolate mousse looks amazing – I will definitely have to try this. I look forward to exploring more of your blog in detail!

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