Easy Chocolate Mousse – A deliciously rich and creamy chocolate mousse that is also light and fluffy, and big on flavour. The most indulgent no-bake chocolate dessert!
Easy Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse has to be one of my all-time favourite desserts, and I just had to make my own.
Introducing my recipe for Easy Chocolate Mousse! This mousse is incredibly rich and creamy, as well as being super light and fluffy. It’s loaded with flavour, and so easy to make.
The best part about this recipe? It makes 3 – 4 individual desserts, so there’s basically no sharing!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this mousse. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Chocolate: You’ll want 70% cocoa dark chocolate for this recipe.
- Unsalted butter
- Large eggs: You’ll need 3, egg yolks and whites separated.
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Heavy whipping cream: Whipped to stiff peaks.
How to make Easy Chocolate Mousse
To make this chocolate mousse, simply start by adding the chocolate and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heating in 20 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.
Allow to cool completely to room temperature.
In a separate bowl, whip together the egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form. I recommend a hand mixer for this, or if you have the patience and arm strength, you can do it by hand.
Add the egg yolks to the cooled chocolate mixture, and whisk until almost combined. Do not fully whisk them into the chocolate.
Fold in the whipped egg whites, then gently fold in the whipped cream until incorporated and no more white streaks remain.
NOTE: If the mixture becomes grainy from the chocolate, simply microwave in 10 second intervals, gently folding after each one, until the mixture becomes more smooth.
Divide the mixture between 3 – 4 small glasses or ramekins, and refrigerate for at least 3 – 4 hours.
Just before serving, garnish with extra whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
This Easy Chocolate Mousse is:
- super quick and easy to throw together
- deliciously rich and creamy (and light and fluffy!)
- LOADED with chocolate flavour
- the most indulgent chocolate dessert
How long will this chocolate mousse last? This mousse is best within 2 days in the fridge, but it can be kept refrigerated for up to 1 week. It never lasts that long in my house though!
Can I make this mousse ahead of time? Yes. Prepare the mousse, divide between the ramekins, and keep refrigerated overnight until ready to serve the next day.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!