You’re going to absolutely love this easy chocolate mousse recipe! It’s the perfect dessert for every season and for festive occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. How do you make chocolate mousse? Making a scrumptious batch of this decadent chocolate mousse is a breeze! Seriously, this yummy gourmet dessert comes together very quickly. It takes just 4 basic ingredients and a deep love of chocolate. So get your taste buds ready. I’m excited to show you how to whip up this fabulous treat in no time flat!
Chocolate Mousse Ingredients
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make scrumptious chocolate mousse: homemade chocolate ganache, and a quick easy batch of fresh whipped cream. As garnishes I like to use either shaved chocolate or festive sprinkles, but you’re welcome to use fresh berries instead.
How to Make Chocolate Mousse
What is the recipe for chocolate mousse? It’s the merging together of two easy homemade recipes!
Easy Chocolate Mousse
Before beginning, reserve 1/4 of the whipped topping for garnishing the chocolate mousse later on. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, gently fold the cooled chocolate ganache into 3/4 of the freshly-made batch of yummy whipped cream. Another option is to use the entire batch of whipped heavy cream to create the chocolate mousse. The texture will be even lighter, creamier and more fluffy. Although it won’t have the stiffness needed to be decoratively piped into cups, you can simply spoon it into small dishes instead. It will taste super yummy either way!
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
While still in the mixing bowl, stick the chocolate mousse into your freezer for 20 minutes. You don’t want it to freeze, you just want to get it nice and cold. This will give the chocolate mousse a chance to thicken up a bit, making it easier to pipe into serving cups and then hold its shape for a beautiful dessert presentation.
Best Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Either refrigerate the chocolate mousse or serve it immediately. If desired, give each serving a light scattering of festive sprinkles or a zig-zagged drizzling of chocolate syrup! When fresh raspberries are in season, it’s nice to add a few of these beauties on top as an extra garnish. You can also add one lovely red strawberry with the stem still on, or place the strawberry alongside a few fresh leaves of mint. These are very simple ways to quickly elevate the look of of your chocolate mousse!
How to Serve Chocolate Mousse
I like to serve my chocolate mousse with a bit of piped on whipped topping! This easy gourmet recipe looks like you spend all day working away in the kitchen. Only you and I need know how easy it is to whip up this delicious dessert from scratch. Get ready to receive rave compliments!
Recommended Items for Making and Serving Chocolate Mousse
These are the kitchen tools I use when making chocolate mousse from scratch. I bought my cute little dessert cups from a local brick-and-mortar store, but you can find a beautiful set of similar dishes online.
Yield 8 servings
Delicious decadent chocolate mousse is very easy to make! It's the merging of two homemade recipes: ganache and whipped cream. Together these recipes only require a grand total of 4 simple ingredients plus optional garnishes.
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE INGREDIENTS: Ganache + Whipped Cream
- 1 + 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 four-ounce semisweet chocolate baking bars (high quality)
- 4 cups (1 quart) heavy whipping cream
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Optional garnishes: whipped topping, chocolate shavings or sprinkles, raspberries, etc.
DIRECTIONS FOR GANACHE
Get the recipe here > Ganache
DIRECTIONS FOR WHIPPED CREAM
Get the recipe here > Homemade Whipped Cream
DIRECTIONS FOR CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
- Reserve 1/4 of the freshly-made batch of whipped topping for later. You'll use it as a garnish for the chocolate mousse. Gently fold the cooled/slightly cold ganache into the rest of the whipped cream until the two recipes are completely combined.
- Stick the bowl of chocolate mousse into the freezer for 20 minutes, or refrigerate it for 45 minutes.
- Spoon the chocolate mousse into small dessert cups. Or if you're feeling fancy, use a pastry bag and decorating tip to pipe it. If desired, garnish with your favorite toppings.
- Refrigerate the cups of mousse until serving time.
Courses Dessert, Party
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE > PIN IT TO PINTEREST
Easy delicious chocolate mousse! Save this scrumptious dessert recipe for later – pin it to Pinterest right now!
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE – JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Are you a huge chocolate fan? What do you think about this yummy chocolate mousse? Would you love to whip up a batch of this homemade goodness and enjoy it with family and friends? Share your thoughts on chocolate mousse in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!