EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE — Chocolate mousse doesn’t need to be difficult to make to be delicious. This simple chocolate mousse recipe turns out perfectly every time!
I’ve tried so many recipes for chocolate mousse over the years, but this Easy Chocolate Mousse is the one I keep coming back to. It’s quick, easy, has great texture and flavor, and it never fails me.
This is the kind of dessert that will impress your friends and family, with very little effort on your part. Sure, it’s kind of a cheater recipe for mousse, but no one needs to know.
Tried it last night for my cousin’s birthday dinner. It really was easy, unlike other recipes for mousse that I have tried that claimed to be simple….. I would not change a thing! Thanks so much for a great recipe. ~ Nicole
It might seem a little unconventional, with marshmallows on the ingredient list, but trust me, it always turns out fabulous!
I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips in my mousse, but any chopped chocolate or chocolate chips should work–milk, dark, or anything in between.
I can get 12 mini desserts from this recipe, with a bit to spare, so it should make 6-8 very generous servings. You should be fine making half if you’re serving 6 or less.
I like it best served with whipped cream, but it’s also delicious with fresh berries, or some chocolate shavings, and it makes a great pie filling too!
So simple and it felt so fancy. It was really good too! Everyone loved it. Going in my favorites. ~ Kimberly
It’s fancy enough for holidays too. For Valentine’s Day I always top it with a little chocolate heart. This is my favorite kind of dessert–easy but elegant.
If you’ve tried making chocolate mousse without success in the past, give this Easy Chocolate Mousse. This recipe hasn’t failed me yet!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
I leave in a bowl covered in the frig and scoop it out to everyone’s desired amount. My grandchildren don’t eat as much as the adults. Plus I don’t want any of this amazing mousse to go to waste. It works out perfectly. ~ Deborah
Your Easy Chocolate Mousse is indeed so EASY. Awesomely delicious recipe. ~ Anu
I really enjoyed making this luscious mousse! Your recipe was my plan B as my first attempt of another recipe was an epic fail. I’m so glad that my first recipe failed! This is definitely a keeper. I used the mousse to fill a four layer chocolate cake. My cake is chilling but I can’t wait to try it with my chocolate buttercream. Thanks for sharing! ~ Angela
I tried this easy recipe and it was such a hit! Thank you so much for such a wonderful idea. ~ Hema
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Easy Chocolate Mousse
- Heavy cream
Easy Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse doesn't need to be difficult to make to be delicious. This simple chocolate mousse recipe turns out perfectly every time!
- 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Heat marshmallows, chocolate and milk in a saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows and chocolate are melted. Cool completely.
- Beat heavy cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold cooled chocolate mixture in whipped cream until well mixed.
- Spoon or pipe into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
Total time does not include refrigeration.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
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The words “mini desserts” caught my eye. Being mini myself (and wanting to stay that way!) I don’t eat huge desserts but this chocolate mousse sounds irresistible. I never would have thought to use marshmallows. I’ll try this when the family come over for dinner again. They love being my guinea pigs. Your recipes always turn out great. Thanks again Danelle.
I love a dessert that’s easy and elegant. These little pots of chocolate look so good- like an extra special version of chocolate pudding. Love the marshmallow! 🙂
Hi Danelle- I love how easy this is to make, and looks delicious!
Your Easy Chocolate Mousse is indeed so EASY. Awesomely delicious recipe, and beautiful clicks. 🙂
We had this for FHE tonight. So simple and it felt so fancy. It was really good too! Everyone loved it. Going in my favorites. 🙂
what kind of milk to use
I usually use 1 or 2 %, but I think any kind would be fine.
what milk to be use? i want to make this mousse
ok, thank you so much, I will try this one
I want to make chocolate chip cookie cups with mousse filling for my son’s 6th birthday party. How many servings does this recipe make? And, approximately, how large are those servings? I would need 20 servings.
The number of servings really depends on the size of the serving. This makes about 10-12 servings of the size you see pictured. So if your cookie cups were about the same size (about 1/3 cup) you’d get about that many servings. If you were making a cookie cup the size of a mini muffin tin, I think this recipe would make plenty for 20 servings that size.
Excellent. I was planning on using regular muffin tin sizes (replacement for the cake, not in addition to), so I think I will need a double-batch. Yay! Thank you!
How much is a cup of milk or cream in mls, also a cup of marshmallows in grammes. Please !
I don’t know those conversions off the top of my head. I would try using Google to search for the recipe measurement conversions you need.
I really enjoyed making this lucious mousse! Your recipe was my plan B as my first attempt of another recipe was an epic fail. I’m so glad that my first recipe failed! This ia definitely a keeper. I used the mousse to fill a four layer chocolate cake. My cake is chilling but I can’t wait to try it with my chocolate buttercream. Thanks for sharing!
My cake was perfect with the mousse filling! Will definitely be making again.
Tried it lat night for my cousin’s birthday dinner. It really was easy, unlike other recipes for mousse that I have tried that claimed to be simple. I had limitied time, read this recipe and was able to whip it up last minute and by the time we finished apps, dinner and cocktails it was perfeclty firm and delicous. I am not a huge fan of marshmallows and the ingredient list, but for an occasional treat it was worth it. I would not change a thing! Thanks so much for a great recipe.
Thank you so much Nicole! 🙂
I just wanted to find out if you could leave it to set in the fridge overnight. Thanks
Yes, you can!
I don’t have enough room in fridge to store mini dishes. Will it matter if I refrigerate the whole thing and then spoon out later when serving?
I’m honestly not sure, since mousse is usually served in individual dishes. If you do try it, I’d love to know how it works.
I leave in a bowl covered in the frig and scoop it out to everyone’s desired amount. My grandchildren don’t eat as much as the adults. Plus I don’t want any of this amazing mousse to go to waste. It works out perfectly.
I would like to make this ahead . Can it be frozen for a week?
It can be made several days ahead and refrigerated, but I would not recommend freezing it.
Hi Danelle i have just made the chocolate mousse, followed the instructions but the mousse didn’t look smooth but grainy !!! I actually grated peppermint crisp chocolate bar to cover the look of the mousse ….hopefully the family will love it
Could this be made with marshmallow fluff for my vegetarian friends? If so, would it also be 1 1/2 cups?
I honestly don’t know exactly how that conversion would work, and if it would work in this recipe. If I were going to try it, I would search google to see if there is any info on converting marshmallows to marshmallow fluff. Good luck, I’d love to know how it works if you try it!
i tried this easy recipe and it was such a hit! thank you so much for such a wonderful idea.
i m thinking of doing it again for a party at my home this weekend and wondered whether using white chocolate would work in this recipe.
thanks a bunch,
I have never tried it with white chocolate. I’d love to know how it turns out!