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Chocolate Mousse | Easy Recipe for an Amazing Chocolate Dessert!

Thick and creamy homemade chocolate mousse made with just 4 simple ingredients, whipped into a perfectly fluffy chocolate dessert.

Chocolate mousse is one of my favorite desserts to make and eat because it’s just so fluffy. Plus, it’s chocolate! You also can’t beat how easy it is to make and how short the ingredient list is. Chocolate mousse is one of those desserts that seems to get forgotten about and not made as often as it should be. I love to make this chocolate dessert for special occasions because it just feels a little fancy while being so simple.
This is a great chocolate mouse without eggs and without gelatin. I feel like when it comes to mousse, keeping the ingredient list really simple is best. This is also a great recipe for kids to make. On Valentine’s Day, we love to do a candlelit dinner with the kids, and I make this with the younger kids during the day in preparation for the big night. Top it with more sweetened whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or even seasonal sprinkles to make your mousse festive.
Thick and creamy homemade chocolate mousse made with just 4 simple ingredients and whipped into a perfect fluffy chocolate dessert.

Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate Mousse:

  • The sweetness in this recipe comes from the chocolate. If you want a semi-sweet or dark chocolate mousse, use semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you like a sweeter mousse, use milk chocolate chips.
  • Use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to mix the mousse after it chills. You’ll get a much lighter mousse than trying to mix it by hand.
  • The corn syrup is added to make the texture smooth. It can be omitted if you don’t want to use it.
  • This is a great recipe to add a few colored sprinkles to for a holiday. Add a few red and pink heart sprinkles, and it’s an easy make-ahead dessert perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Can chocolate mousse be made in advance?

Yes! It’s a great make-ahead dessert. I like to make it up to a day in advance. I don’t put it in the individual serving containers until a few hours before I plan on serving it, though. That way, if it needs a second quick whipping to return it to extra fluffy, it’s easy to do.

Can chocolate mousse be frozen?

Yes, if you like chocolate mousse ice cream. Don’t freeze this recipe if you are after the traditional cold mousse fluffy texture. Leftovers can be frozen though and then eaten like ice cream. If you freeze and then thaw this recipe, the texture never recovers and it isn’t great.

Thick and creamy homemade chocolate mousse made with just 4 simple ingredients and whipped into a perfect fluffy chocolate dessert.
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Chocolate Mousse | Easy Recipe for an Amazing Chocolate Dessert!

Chocolate Mousse


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

Description

Thick and creamy homemade chocolate mousse made with just a few 4 simple ingredients, whipped into a perfectly fluffy chocolate dessert.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut, almond, or cherry extract (optional)

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips with 2/3 cup of the cream and the corn syrup.
  • Once melted and smooth, stir in vanilla and flavored extract, if using.
  • Stir in remaining 1 1/3 cup cream and stir to combine.
  • Place in a glass or metal bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
  • When chilled, beat with electric mixer until whipped and light, about 3 minutes.
  • Place in serving dishes or ramekins and serve cold.
  • Garnish with additional whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings if desired.

Notes

  • The sweetness in this recipe comes from the chocolate. If you want a semi-sweet or dark chocolate mousse, use semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you like a sweeter mousse, use milk chocolate chips.
  • Use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to mix the mousse after it chills. You’ll get a much lighter mousse than trying to mix it by hand.
  • The corn syrup is added to make the texture smooth. It can be omitted if you don’t want to use it.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate desserts, chocolate mousse, how to make chocolate mousse, easy chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse recipe

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2 Responses
  1. Naomi

    I made this for Valentine’s Day and it was so easy and delicious! Definitely a keeper. I may make this chocolate mousse again this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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