Are you ready for a sweet, chocolatey treat that's both delicious and easy to make? Then look no further than this homemade easy chocolate mousse recipe made with heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder, and pudding mix!
Making it only requires 5 minutes of active preparation time. So gather up all of your ingredients and let's get started on creating an unforgettable dessert experience!
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Made with only four ingredients, this will be your new go-to dessert recipe. It's kind of like combining homemade whipped cream with melted chocolate.
This decadent dessert will satisfy even the most intense sweet tooth cravings without any hassle. The thick fluffy texture of this dreamy mouse melts in your mouth as the creamy richness envelopes your taste buds - what more could you ask for?!
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What is Chocolate Mousse?
Mousse is lighter and fluffier than pudding. That comes from using an electric mixer to combine everything together. The mixer helps add the air needed to get everything light and perfect.
Traditionally a chocolate mousse is made with egg whites beaten until fluffy and then added to a combination of heavy cream and melted chocolate.
📌Baking Tip: This is not a traditional chocolate mousse dessert. With only 4 ingredients, this dessert is a semi-homemade version of a classic recipe.
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Be sure to see the recipe card for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
💡 Substitutions and Variations
- You could also stir in chopped pecans or hazelnuts at this point as well.
- Chopped up candy bars such as peanut butter cups or toffee bar would be really delicious.
- Even crushed Oreo cookies would be yummy!
- Step 1: In the bowl of your Kitchen Aid Mixer, add the pudding mix, cocoa powder and heavy whipping cream. Beat on high for about 1 to 2 minutes or just until the mixture has thickened and fluffed up nicely.
- Step 2: Be careful you don't overbeat the whipped cream as it does sometimes have a tendency to thicken quickly.
- Step 3: Next, add the ½ cup of mini chocolate chips and gently fold them into the whipped chocolate cream mixture.
- Step 4: Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- The mousse is ready to enjoy as soon as you finishing folding in the mini chocolate chips, but it can also be refrigerated until you're ready to serve.
- Spoon the Easy Chocolate Mousse into individual dessert glasses or even mason jars are nice.
- You can add extra whipped cream and a cherry on top if you desire.
- If you don't plan on serving the chocolate mousse right away, you'll need to store it in an air-tight container for up to three days otherwise the whipping cream will start to separate from the pudding mix.
Air-Tight Storage Containers: these air-tight storage containers that help keep food fresh for longer. Use them to store fresh baked goods, cookies, fruit and vegetables, left overs, and more. The silicone lids lock to close to ensure an air tight seal. The stackable, multi-size design makes these containers easy to store. They're perfectly sized for the fridge, freezer, or cupboard.
🌟Try these recipes next...
- Chocolate Pudding Parfaits - made with Oreo cookies.
- No Bake Pudding Desserts perfect for summer parties since they're served in mason jars.
- Chocolate Eclair Pudding Pie - an old recipe but really delicious!
- 2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
- 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix; 4 serving size
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Using either a stand mixer or a hand mixer, add all the ingredients, except the mini chocolate chips, to the bow.
- Beat on medium high speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until everything is combined and the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the mini chips.
- Serve immediately or refrigerator until ready to serve.
- You can garnish the mousse with freshly whipped cream and a cherry or extra mini chocolate chips.
- Store any leftover mousse in an air-tight container for up to three days in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2020 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!