This Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe has a deep chocolate flavor without being overly sweet. It’s a simple homemade dessert that’s thick and light at the same time and instantly melts in your mouth!
Prep Time: 20 minutesmins
Total Time: 20 minutesmins
4ouncessemi-sweet chocolate baking bar
1tablespoonregular salted butter
1teaspooninstant coffee granules
1/4cupdutch processed cocoa powder
1 & 1/4cupsheavy whipping cream
Finely chop up the baking bar and place in a large microwave-safe bowl along with the butter and instant coffee. Microwave in 15-second intervals stirring in between until melted. (You may still see the instant coffee granules, that’s okay.) Set aside.
Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together; set aside.
Add the heavy cream to a large bowl and whip until frothy. Slowly add the powdered sugar-cocoa powder mixture a little at a time until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Stir in the vanilla.
Continue to whip until stiff peaks form (do not overmix.)
Add 1/3 of the whipped cream to the melted chocolate bowl and fold it in until no streaks are left. Do this two more times being very gentle while folding it in.
Divide the chocolate mousse between glass dessert cups. Pipe with a bit of fresh whipped cream on top and sprinkle with some chocolate shavings. Sublime!NOTE: Serving the mousse immediately after mixing will be lighter in texture. If you chill it completely it will result in a thicker mousse texture.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.