Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Cookies and Cups

This Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe is so creamy and deliciously rich. You can eat it all by itself, or layer it in a trifle or a cake… whatever you do, just don’t skip this no bake mousse!

Two bowls of chocolate mousse with chocolate chips and stawberries.

The pictures and tips and tricks within the post for this recipe were updated in 2021. The recipe remains the same!

Homemade Chocolate Mousse

If you’re a chocolate dessert lover, this Chocolate Mousse recipe is absolutely going to make your day. Or your week. Possibly your year? I guess that last part depends on if you’re super obsessed with chocolate like I am… have I ever mentioned that I’m addicted to this Chocolate Pudding too?

At any rate, this easy mousse recipe came to be because I have been trying to develop it for years. Up until this point, the mousse-making-process has always ended in spoon throwing and tears, but no more! Today I’m sharing all the steps on how to get a perfectly creamy, thick-but-not-too-thick mousse that you will LOVE!

This homemade chocolate mousse is sweet, full of rich chocolate flavor, and a decadent but simple dessert that you can prepare for guests, if you want. Decorate it with fruit, sprinkles, and whatever other sweet treats you like!

Chocolate mousse with a spoon.

What is Mousse?

Mousse is a French dessert that is kind of like pudding, but there are some key differences between the two. For one thing, mousse is airier and fluffier than pudding is. When the eggs in the mousse mixture are whipped together, air is incorporated, which makes the texture lighter.

Keep in mind, mousse should be served chilled for the best tasting experience!

Ingredients for chocolate mousse.

Recipe Ingredients

I forgot to mention one of the best parts about making chocolate mousse… you only need 4 ingredients! Let’s get right into this very short list of essential ingredients:

  • Eggs: If you’re concerned about using raw eggs, consider using pasteurized eggs instead.
  • Sugar: Regular old granulated sugar works best for this recipe!
  • Cream: Heavy whipping cream, specifically, is what you’ll need. Make sure it’s nice and cold before you start!
  • Chocolate: I always use semi-sweet chocolate chips to make this mousse, but you can play around with different kinds of chocolate (like milk chocolate chips) if you want to.

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

This recipe has a few steps to it, but trust me when I tell you that none of them are that hard. Plus, they’ll only take you about 20 minutes to complete, so the hardest part of making this chocolate mousse is waiting for it to chill!

Beat the Eggs & Sugar: Do this with your mixer for about 3 minutes.

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