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Small glass bowls of chocolate mousse with whipped cream on an antique silver tray.
Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Chill Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This easy chocolate mousse recipe whips up in just 15 minutes! So airy & light, with a rich, deep chocolate flavor. Fancy, yet so quick & simple!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse recipe, chocolate mousse recipe without eggs, quick chocolate mousse recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 485 kcal
For the easy chocolate mousse:
For the optional garnishes:
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks and sweetened with 1 1/2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder, for garnish
  1. Place the chocolate chips, water, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and microwave in short, 30-second bursts, stirring after each interval, until the mixture is melted and smooth (this can also be done over a double boiler).

  2. Fold in the whipped cream and vanilla extract.

  3. Divide the mixture evenly between 6 dessert glasses, cover, and chill in the refrigerator until set (about 1 hour).

  4. Top with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder (optional).

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1088IU22%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.