Easy Chocolate Mousse (3 Ingredient)

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Easy Chocolate Mousse . . . with just three ingredients, you can have a rich and creamy chocolate mousse. A perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!Three ingredient Chocolate Mousse - rich, creamy, and decadent. A simple but impressive chocolate dessert.

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?

Easy 3 ingredient chocolate mousse. A simple but decadent dessert recipe.

This chocolate mousse is so easy that you can satisfy your chocolate craving in about five minutes. It is rich, creamy, and decadent. Pure heaven.

Chocoholics will go crazy for this simple chocolate mousse. And you only need three ingredients!

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!

Recipe for easy chocolate mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Chocolate Mousse (3 Ingredient)

Easy Chocolate Mousse (3 Ingredient)
Rich and creamy chocolate mousse make with just three ingredients.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup good quality chocolate chips
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


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.

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  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. Did you use milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate?

  4. I love mousse! 3 ingredient mousse is fast, easy and delicious!

  5. Oooo, I love easy desserts like this. So light and creamy!

  6. This mousse looks so decadent and smooth! And I love how easy it is – only 3 ingredients!

  7. I love how easy this is and soooo creamy, yum!

  8. Craving for this! I love this! looks so good!

  9. I love that this is an easy verion of mousse…. one of those recipes you can make on a whim when you NEED chocolate!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. Stephanie says:

    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!

  13. Martha Sheltra says:

    On the whipping cream is that the one is heavy or which one would you suggest

  14. Vanilla meaning sugar? Extract? Or?

  15. 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 !
    Thankyou !

  16. nice chocolate recipe

  17. This looks so easy to make! Bring on the chocolate! 🙂

  18. Love easy desserts, specially when they’re made out of chocolate!! This sounds delicious and the photos are wonderful!!

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