Desserts, Recipes

Easy Creamy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Creamy Chocolate Mousse is a classic treat that everyone will love! Try it with whip cream and a cherry or orange slices for a unique twist.

Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate is one of the most delectable flavors on earth — well, at least in my opinion! Mousse makes this treat sound fancy but honestly, it’s super simple. Four ingredients (five if you add the orange zest — I highly recommend doing so!) and you’ll have a treat that can be served in a plain bowl or dress it up in a fancy dish to impress.

Simple Creamy Chocolate Mousse with no toppings

Ingredients|

2½ cups heavy cream, divided
8 oz. high-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
Optional: 1 teaspoon orange zest (this adds a yummy pop of flavor!)

Serving Options:

Whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and/or mandarin orange slices

Serve in cute cups, martini glasses, champagne flutes, or the appetizer spoons pictured below.

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 cup of heavy cream with chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chips have melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar with a hand-held mixer at medium speed for 3-minutes.

  3. While mixing on the same setting as above, slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Once combined, pour back into the pan used to melt the chocolate. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.

  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

  5. Once chilled, whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the chilled chocolate into the whipped cream until thoroughly combined. The mixture should have a fluffy consistency. .

  6. To serve, spoon chocolate mousse into a piping bag and pipe into small dessert dishes. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries or mandarin oranges, if desired. Enjoy!
Creamy Chocolate Mousse with Whip Cream and Maraschino Cherry

Many mousse recipes include alcohol. This is completely tasty without; but if you’d like to make these for adults, my favorites include Tennessee Fire and Tennessee Apple. But feel free to experiment and add your favorite to suit your personal taste.

Coffee is another tasty addition! I like to let a tablespoon of freshly-brewed coffee sit for a while then add it to my mousse. It seems to really give the chocolate a boost if it’s a little on the strong side.

Chocolate Mousse with Orange Slices
Simple Creamy Chocolate Mousse with no toppings

Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Creamy Chocolate Mousse is a classic treat that everyone will love! Try it with whip cream and a cherry or orange slices for a unique twist.

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups heavy cream, divided
  • 8 ounces high-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

1.    Heat 1 cup of heavy cream with chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chips have melted. Set aside.



2.    In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar with a hand-held mixer at medium speed for 3-minutes.



3.    While mixing on the same setting as above, slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Once combined, pour back into the pan used to melt the chocolate. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.



4.    Remove from heat and cool slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.



5.    Once chilled, whip the remaining heavy
cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the chilled chocolate into the
whipped cream until thoroughly combined. The mixture should have a fluffy
consistency. .



6.    To serve, spoon chocolate mousse into a piping bag and pipe into small dessert dishes. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries or mandarin oranges, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Optional:

1 t. orange zest

The orange zest adds a really nice pop of flavor to this recipe.

Optional, to serve:

Whipped cream
Maraschino cherries
Mandarin orange slices

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 605Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/11/2020

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One Comment

  1. Dale Steele Nicolov

    This sounds very decadent.I would find it absolutely yummy!I might have to lose a few pounds first,though.

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