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With this easy chocolate mousse recipe, you’re just a few steps away from having a creamy, rich, and heavenly chocolate dessert with only 20 minutes of prep!

easy chocolate mousse in glass cups

Chocolate mousse is a delicious and fancy dessert that seems like it should be complicated to make, right? Wrong! Let’s talk about my Easy Chocolate Mousse.

This recipe is so simple even a beginner can make it and feel like a gourmet chef! And, let’s face it, most of us feel like beginners. Myself included, haha!

Imagine a smooth and velvety chocolate treat, perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner, a special date night, or just because you’re in the mood for something sweet and chocolatey.

With a handful of ingredients and a bit of whisking, you’ll have a dessert that’s sure to impress and satisfy all your chocolate cravings.

I’ll admit, that’s really what this recipe is about. Cravings. Specifically my own cravings. Ha! When that need for chocolate hits me, I want the best chocolate mousse with as little effort as possible.

I think any chocolate dessert lover will understand what I’m getting at here. The hardest part about making the perfect dessert is having patience! 

So, are you ready to dive into the world of easy, delicious, and irresistibly smooth, easy chocolate mousse? I promise it’s a simple dessert and it’ll be ready in no time. Let’s get started!

Some of our other favorite chocolate dessert recipes we have on our site include: Best German Chocolate Brownies (From Scratch Recipe), Thick & Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Decadent Chocolate Italian Love Cake (Easy Recipe).

close up easy chocolate mousse in glass cups

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Simple Ingredients: You only need a few basic ingredients for the full recipe. They are easy to find at any grocery store. 
  2. Quick and Easy: It takes just 20 minutes to prepare this easy recipe, and there’s no need for any special equipment. The final product will be done before you know it!
  3. Consistently Delicious: Follow the recipe, and you’re guaranteed to have a creamy and flavorful chocolate mousse every time. It’s one of those rich chocolate desserts that you’ll come back to time and time again.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Semi-sweet baking bar
  • Salted butter
  • Instant coffee (optional)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract
ingredients needed for easy chocolate mousse

HOW TO MAKE EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl add the chopped chocolate, 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.
  2. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together, set aside.
  3. Add the heavy cream to a large bowl and whip until frothy. Slowly add the sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder a little at a time until fully combined, scrape down the sides as needed. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form, do not overmix. 
  5. Add ⅓ 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. 
  6. Divide it between your serving bowls serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and chill until serving.
how to make easy chocolate mousse

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

DOES THIS USE EGGS?

No, this recipe is egg-free, making it a simpler and safer alternative to traditional chocolate mousse recipes that use raw eggs.

And you’ll still get that rich chocolate mousse that you’re craving!

WHAT IS THE TEXTURE LIKE?

The texture is thick and creamy, yet light and airy at the same time. It melts in your mouth and leaves a rich chocolate flavor.

Compare it to other, more traditional recipes, and I think you’ll be extremely satisfied!

easy chocolate mousse with blueberries garnish

WHAT KIND OF CHOCOLATE IS THE BEST TO USE?

High-quality semi-sweet chocolate baking bars work best for this recipe, ensuring a deep chocolate flavor without being overly sweet.

You can also try dark or milk chocolate, depending on your preference. In the end, the best chocolate bar is the one you like the most.

ANY ADDITIONS?

Sure thing! This easy mousse recipe is easily customizable.

  • Fresh berries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate shavings
  • A dusting of cocoa powder
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Toffee bits
  • Cut-up chocolate candies
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • A dollop of whipped cream

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

As always, I like to have a few options for you that you can swap out!

  • Use unsalted butter if you prefer less salt in your desserts.
  • Substitute the instant coffee with espresso powder for a different coffee flavor.
  • Try using confectioners’ sugar instead of powdered sugar for a smoother texture.
  • You can use regular cocoa powder instead of Dutch processed, but it may alter the flavor slightly.
  • Any type of chocolate (dark, milk, or white) can be used in place of the semi-sweet baking bar.
  • If you don’t have vanilla extract, you can use almond or peppermint extract for a different twist.
easy chocolate mousse on a spoon in air

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Cover the mousse with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezer: You can freeze the mousse for up to 3 months. Just make sure it’s in an airtight container or well-covered to prevent freezer burn.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure to chop the chocolate finely so it melts evenly.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to avoid lumps in the mousse.
  • Don’t rush the whipping process; give it time to reach stiff peaks for the perfect texture.
  • Be gentle when folding in the whipped cream to the chocolate to keep the mousse light and airy.
  • Try different toppings and mix-ins to find your favorite combination.
  • Serve in small portions; this mousse is rich and a little goes a long way!
easy chocolate mousse cup with a spoonful taken out

Easy Chocolate Mousse is a dream come true for chocolate lovers. It’s rich, creamy, and has a luxurious texture that melts in your mouth.

The best part is that it’s so easy to make, even if you’re new to cooking. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of mixing, you’ll have a decadent dessert that’s sure to impress.

So go ahead, give it a try, and indulge in the delicious world of homemade chocolate mousse! Enjoy!

If you’ve tried this EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 3 votes

Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe with No Eggs

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 20 minutes
With this easy chocolate mousse recipe, you’re just a few steps away from having a creamy, rich, and heavenly chocolate dessert with only 20 minutes of prep!
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl add the chopped chocolate, 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.
    4 ounces semi-sweet baking bar, 1 tablespoon salted butter, 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together, set aside.
    1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • Add the heavy cream to a large bowl and whip until frothy. Slowly add the sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder a little at a time until fully combined, scrape down the sides as needed. Stir in the vanilla.
    1 & 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Continue to whip until stiff peaks form, do not overmix.
  • Add ⅓ 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 it between your serving bowls serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and chill until serving.

Notes

  • Make sure to chop the chocolate finely so it melts evenly.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to avoid lumps in the mousse.
  • Don’t rush the whipping process; give it time to reach stiff peaks for the perfect texture.
  • Be gentle when folding in the whipped cream to the chocolate to keep the mousse light and airy.
  • Try different toppings and mix-ins to find your favorite combination.
  • Serve in small portions; this mousse is rich and a little goes a long way!

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 5mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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