Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 488 kcal
Author Julia


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

  2. 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.
  3. Give the chocolate mixture a whisk then fold it into the remaining whipped cream with a silicone spatula until no streaks remain.
  4. Distribute between glasses or bowls and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and serve.