Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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5 from 10 votes

Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This easy Chocolate Mousse recipe is super simple to make from scratch and deliciously light and fluffy. It's fancy enough for a party but easy enough to make whenever you have a craving for chocolate! An eggless mousse recipe that is so airy and chocolatey and can be enjoyed by everyone.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Julia Foerster


  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups heavy cream divided
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of the heavy cream to a bare simmer. Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate, let sit for 1 minute. Add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, then whisk until smooth. Cover and chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes to cool.
  • Beat 2 cups heavy cream and powdered sugar in a medium bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium-high speed to stiff peaks, about 3 minutes. Put 1/2 of the whipped cream in a container and store in the fridge until needed for decorating.
  • Give the chocolate mixture a whisk then fold it into the remaining whipped cream with a silicone spatula until no streaks remain.
  • Distribute between glasses or bowls and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and serve.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1325IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.8mg