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Chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream in a white ramekin
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Easy Chocolate Mousse

This silky smooth Chocolate Mousse is made with only four ingredients and three simple steps. You won't believe how easy it is!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
chill time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 11 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 425kcal


  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk, semisweet, or dark) I use semisweet
  • cups chilled heavy whipping cream divided
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, heat chocolate chips and ½ cup cream until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. I do this in the microwave in 20 seconds increments, stirring well between each. Set aside to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally (this took about 15 minutes).
  • In the bowl of a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat remaining 1¼ cups chilled cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • Divide the whipped cream in half, transferring half to the refrigerator to use for topping the mousse. Fold* the remaining whipped cream into the melted chocolate in two additions. Once fully combined, transfer the mousse into individual serving dishes and chill for a couple hours. The colder it is, the more firm it will be. If you'd like it softer you can leave it at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving. Top each serving with some of the reserved whipped cream.


*How to fold in whipped cream:
Folding is a lifting and scooping motion that incorporates batters while maintaining an airy quality. Use a large rubber/silicone spatula to cut through the center of the batter. Bring some batter up from the bottom and flip it over. Repeat scraping down the side of the bowl, into the center, flipping, and repeating.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg