Easy Chocolate Mousse in 1 Minute

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This easy chocolate mousse recipe is a dreamy decadence in just minutes. Rich chocolate flavor in a dessert whipped up in minutes.

It's perfect for a last-minute dessert or an impressive (yet easy) treat.

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Easy Chocolate Mousse in Minutes

This is an easy shortcut to making chocolate mousse. It's deliciously decadent and lighter and airier than chocolate pudding.

  • You just need to. Three componentsNo messing with the gelatin, no need to beat the eggs.
  • Put that dessert in. Only one A minute or two – No cooking required.
  • The secret to richness is unsweetened cocoa powder to enhance the dark chocolate flavor!
  • Serve as desired, topped with whipped cream or fresh berries.

Chocolate Mousse Ingredients

  • Chocolate Pudding Mix: The base of this easy mousse recipe is a box of pudding mix. Make sure you use instant pudding (not the kind that requires cooking).
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: It deepens the chocolate flavor and elevates the dessert.
  • More Cream: The secret to the light and fluffy texture in this mousse recipe is heavy whipping cream. Milk will not provide the richness needed in this recipe.

Bonus tip: For an extra decadent experience, use half dark chocolate pudding mix and half milk chocolate pudding mix!

Chocolate mousse ingredients in a bowl

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

  1. Mix all the ingredients (As directed below) with an electric mixer for 1 minute.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Close it up!

Enjoy with toppings or fold in some cookie crumbs or chocolate chips.

  • A dollop of whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit or berries
  • Chopped white or dark chocolate
  • Enjoy with crumbled cookies, festive sprinkles, or a drizzle of homemade strawberry or caramel sauce.
Chocolate mousse with whipped cream

Further preparation and storage

  • This chocolate mousse recipe will keep in the fridge for about 4 days, so it's perfect for making ahead.
  • If making ahead, add toppings (such as whipped cream) before serving.
  • Freeze the chocolate mousse for up to 2 months and let it thaw in the refrigerator, or freeze it in a popsicle mold and enjoy it as a frozen treat!

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Easy Chocolate Mousse

A rich creamy chocolate dessert, this Shortcut Chocolate Mousse recipe takes just minutes to make!

Preparation time 2 minutes

Cooking time 0 minutes

Full time 2 minutes

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  • In a medium bowl, combine cocoa powder and instant pudding powder.

  • Add the heavy whipping cream and mix with an electric mixer on medium for 1 minute.

  • Spoon or pipe the chocolate mixture immediately into serving dishes or small glasses and serve or refrigerate.

  • Garnish with whipped topping, fresh berries, mint, or whipped cream.

This shortcut mousse sets quickly so transfer immediately to bowls or glasses.
Small wine or champagne glasses or small jars make for an elegant presentation.
Chocolate mousse will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
The whipped topping is not included in the nutrition calculation.

Calories: 602 | Carbohydrates: 27Yes | Protein: 5Yes | fat: 54Yes | Saturated Fat: 35Yes | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2Yes | Monounsaturated fats: 14Yes | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2Yes | Sugar: 21Yes | Vitamin A: 2187IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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