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Chocolate Mousse

Rich, smooth, fluffy, delicious, dark chocolate mousse...It doesn't get much dreamier than this! And believe it or not, this decadent dessert comes together in about 10 minutes.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder **see notes
  • 1 cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Strawberries or raspberries
  • whipped cream or cool whip


  • Place a mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer 20 minutes ahead of time. Whenever whipping cream, you want your tools cold.
  • Add the unflavored gelatin and water to a small bowl. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes to allow the gelatin to soften. After the 5 minutes, heat it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. It should be melted and translucent. Set aside.
  • In the cold mixing bowl, add sugar, cocoa powder, heavy cream, and vanilla.
  • Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form, wiping the sides of the bowl with a spatula at least once.
  • Add the gelatin mixture and beat at low speed until well-blended and smooth.
  • Pipe or spoon mousse into desired serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and fresh fruit.


**I highly recommend using dark cocoa powder. It gives this mousse a richer flavor that adds to its decadence.  
A NOTE ON SERVING SIZE: This is a rich dessert, so I recommend small serving sizes.