Easy Chocolate Mousse . . . with just three ingredients, you can have a rich and creamy chocolate mousse. A perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, but I love chocolate in just about any form. Sometimes you just need a little chocolate, and nothing but chocolate will do. Am I right?
This dessert is so easy that you can satisfy your chocolate craving in about five minutes. It is rich, creamy, and decadent. Pure heaven.
I’ve tried several recipes for chocolate mousse, some of them complicated with double boilers and a long list of ingredients. But this easy recipe is just as decadent as some of the fancier varieties. And the only equipment you need is a hand mixer and a couple bowls. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Today is actually National Chocolate Day. That deserves a holler, don’t you think? I’ll take any reason to eat chocolate! I’m teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to share over 19 decadent chocolate recipes. Enjoy!
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- Easy Three Ingredient Chocolate Mousse from Creations by Kara
- Vegan Chocolate Waffles from Namely Marly
- Perfect Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Buttercream from Ashlee Marie
- Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies from The Baker Upstairs
- Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake from Life Made Simple
- Brownie Delight from Real Mom Kitchen
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- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Truffle Cookies
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- Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- Rocky Road Ice Cream
- Super Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Pie
Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Easy Chocolate Mousse (3 Ingredient)
Rich and creamy chocolate mousse make with just three ingredients.
- 1 cup good quality chocolate chips
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Melt chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Beat whipping cream in a large mixing bowl till soft peaks form. Beat in the vanilla. Add the melted chocolate and quickly beat till all chocolate is incorporated.
- Pipe or spoon into serving dishes. Serve immediately or chill for a firmer set chocolate mousse.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
Could white chocolate be used in place of the dark?
I have never tried that, but I think it should work just fine!
Hi, is this thick enough to pipe? I have a request for chocolate mousse topped cupcakes.
Yes, I piped it into the serving dishes. But it does need to be refrigerated or it starts to melt.
Can this be made ahead of time? My granddaughter needs to bring it to school tomorrow.
Yes, you can make it ahead of time and keep it chilled. It deflates a little, but it’s still tasty.
Great and delicious dish to make for the kids for a after school treat! I tried other recipes and they were terrible! As soon as my family found this recipe, we couldn’t believe we didn’t find it early! Thanks for the recipe!
That makes me so happy to hear! Glad it worked the for you. (And what lucky kids to get this as an after school treat!)
Hi! Has anyone tried this mousse with any other type of flavor? I’d like to know if someone has experimented with maybe strawberry or cherry flavor!
This was really good and really easy. I made it for Easter yesterday. I chilled both the bowl and the beaters. That makes whipping the cream much easier and quicker. My son is keto and sugar-free, so I used Choc Zero dark chocolate chips. I added a half a teaspoon of espresso powder. Was it good! Those chocolate chips are the best sugar-free ones I have found. Most of them taste sugar-free. I topped it with homemade whipped cream. Yum! The only reason I didn’t put it in dishes is because I had to take it to my sister-in-law‘s so I put it in a bowl. It was fine. My mother-in-law really liked it too! And she’s diabetic. So she could actually have dessert. thanks for the quick and easy recipe that will become a definite go to for me in the future.
I really loved this chocolate mousse! So easy and so yummy. Thank you!!
Thank you so much for this delicious (and easy😉) recipe. I just made it for our Valentines Day dessert. My husband is in ❤️ with chocolate mousse.
I’m so glad! My husband loves it as well, but maybe not quite as much as I do. 😉
What type of whipped cream is that the heavy or regular please answer soon
You can use either heavy or whipping cream, but not half & half (light) cream.
This was certainly fast and delicious as I licked the last little bit from the bowl. I added a little bit of espresso powder and now the bowls are chilling.
Thank you for reminding us that not all desserts have to episodically difficult.
Can this dessert be made in advance?
hi thank you for this! I made it but the chocolate seized and it was all lumpy. It was still yum and I ate it anyway! I’m guessing the chocolate was too hot? and the cold cream made it sieze?
Also had this problem, but I did let my chocolate cool for more than 5 minutes. How do you fix this?
Can I use whipped topping instead and, if so, what would be the amount used? Also, how many ounces total does the recipe make?
I have never tried it with whipped topping, but you could. I’d guess an 8 ounce container of Cool Whip would work. It will be sweeter, so I’d stick with semi sweet chocolate chips. I didn’t weigh it, but I ended up with 6 servings that were between 1/3- 1/2 cup each.
Did you use milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate?
I like semi sweet chocolate, but it’s a matter of preference. You can even use a combination of both if you want!
I love mousse! 3 ingredient mousse is fast, easy and delicious!
Oooo, I love easy desserts like this. So light and creamy!
This mousse looks so decadent and smooth! And I love how easy it is – only 3 ingredients!
I love how easy this is and soooo creamy, yum!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
Craving for this! I love this! looks so good!
I love that this is an easy verion of mousse…. one of those recipes you can make on a whim when you NEED chocolate!
Oh yes, it’s perfect for those times when you need chocolate asap!
Try this recipe while whipping in the chocolate melted chips and vanilla extract the combination completely broke down everything separated it was disgusting will never use this recipe ever again
So sorry you had trouble, that has never happened to me, but I know it’s a bummer. 🙁 I’m guessing either your chocolate was too hot, or your cream was over-beaten.
Just made this! First time was a last minute deal only to find out I had no whipped cream ???? and didn’t want to give up and attempted to make my own… New batch is chilling now and looks and tastes much better.. although I did noticed the former bowl was licked clean and it wasn’t the dog! ???? Thanks for the yummy and quick recipe!
In the past I would make Julia Child’s recipe for chocolate mousse. It was always a hit – but being 71 and getting too old to stand beating egg whites, chocolate, etc., I decided to look up easy chocolate mousse recipes. Found yours and found heaven! Very easy and very, very, very good! I used Grand Marnier instead of the vanilla to make it an official “grandma’s secret chocolate mousse recipe” and it was perfect. Next time, and there WILL be a next time, I will do the vanilla.
This recipe is a winner! Thank you SO much!
On the whipping cream is that the one is heavy or which one would you suggest
Vanilla meaning sugar? Extract? Or?
Just regular vanilla extract, real or imitation – it’s up to you.
Awesome recipe for everyone – fun to make – served w whipped cream on top and it was a hit with both adults and kids . Doubled the recipe and it was enough for 6 people . Its super rich !
nice chocolate recipe
This looks so easy to make! Bring on the chocolate! 🙂
Yes, it’s always a good day for chocolate!
Love easy desserts, specially when they’re made out of chocolate!! This sounds delicious and the photos are wonderful!!
Thanks so much Sean! I agree, desserts are best when they include chocolate!