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Chocolate Mousse | Easy Recipe for an Amazing Chocolate Dessert!

Chocolate Mousse

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  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: Serves 6


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


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American