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spoonful of chocolate mousse

Quick Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time
30 mins
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 30 mins

Chocolate Mousse is a quick and easy dessert that is loaded with chocolate flavors and made with no eggs. A classic recipe that requires a few simple ingredients, and is ready in minutes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mousse, Quick Chocolate Mousse
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 792 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 16 ounces high quality dark chocolate roughly chopped - milk or white chocolate work as well
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl.
  2. Next, heat one cup of heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it just starts to simmer.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Leave for onee minute to melt, then stir until all of the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth and shiny.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gently, whisk in the remaining heavy whipping cream. Taste and adjust for sweetness, if needed add some powdered sugar.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, 6 hours or overnight.
  7. When ready to serve, using a hand mixer, whip the chocolate cream until stiff peaks form.
  8. Add to a piping bag and pipe into serving glasses or bowls.
  9. Serve it immediately or store, covered, in the fridge for several days.
  10. Drizzle with fudge before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Quick Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 792 Calories from Fat 828
% Daily Value*
Fat 92g142%
Saturated Fat 55g344%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 902mg26%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1794IU36%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.