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Easy chocolate mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse (3 Ingredients!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This easy chocolate mousse recipe requires just 3 ingredients: chocolate, cream and sugar! Whip it up for a decadent no bake treat.


  • 4 oz (3/4 cup) quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup + 2/3 cup whipping cream, divided
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • For serving: 1/2 recipe Homemade Whipped Cream, chocolate shavings (optional)


  1. Place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of the whipping cream until it is 175°F (or hot to the touch, but not quite simmering; do not simmer or boil). Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate melts and is smooth and glossy.
  3. Meanwhile, attach the balloon whisk attachment to an electric mixer. Add 2/3 cup whipping cream and the powdered sugar to the bowl and whisk on medium speed until firm peaks form, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the melted chocolate into the whipped cream and whisk on medium speed until just combined.
  4. Spoon the mousse into small glasses. Refrigerate at least 2 hours; the best “set” texture is achieved after about 4 hours. If desired, top with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Easy chocolate mousse