This Four Ingredient Chocolate Mousse whips up super quickly and easily. It’s light as a feather with the most decadent, rich, chocolaty flavor with a rich dark chocolate flavor that you’ll love! Make this for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!
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I am not normally one to tell you to go and make something immediately, but seriously. Go and make this immediately.
About a million years ago, I had found a recipe somewhere for an easy chocolate mousse recipe that only had three ingredients. It was so easy and delicious, and I was hooked. And then I promptly lost it and never made it again. I suspect that it is buried deep within an old email account of mine. I don't remember any of the information to get into this email (believe me, I've tried).
Fast forward to one fateful Valentine's weekend. I knew I wanted to make something chocolaty and decadent for my husband. I couldn’t remember the ingredients to the old recipe so I followed my heart (and my belly) and threw together this recipe I’m sharing today. It took a little testing to perfect it, but this is now one of our favorite easy desserts!
Tips for making this chocolate mousse recipe
- Chocolate can be tough to melt because if the temperature is too high (or if any moisture touches it) it will seize up and get a really undesirable clay-like texture. For melting it, you have two options- melting it in a double boiler over medium low heat and stirring often (or heat safe bowl over a pot with an inch or two of simmering water) or follow my directions to melt the chocolate in the microwave.
- If you can, try to use a higher quality chocolate as those tend to melt better. And if it isn’t already in small pieces, chop it to help it melt more evenly.
- Don’t over-whip your cream. I like it whip it to the point that it’s just starting to thicken and then add the melted chocolate and finish whipping it into stiff peaks.
- For an extra fancy presentation, place it into a piping bag with your favorite tip and pipe it into the serving dishes.
Frequently asked questions about making easy chocolate mousse
- I don’t want to use alcohol, what can I use in place of the Kahlua? No problem- you can replace the Kahlua with the same amount of cold brew coffee (or regular coffee that you chilled).
- Is there a lot of alcohol in this? No, it’s a very small amount. So small, in fact, that my kids have eaten this without a problem.
- What do I do if my chocolate seizes up? Unfortunately, you’ll need to start over with new chocolate. You can still use the seized chocolate for a different recipe that involves baking it, but for this specific recipe it won’t blend into the cream unless it’s melted. Sorry! We’ve all been there. 🙁
- Does chocolate mousse have raw eggs? Traditional chocolate mousse recipes often include raw eggs but my recipe does not! Have no fear!
- Can I make this ahead? Yes, just keep it covered in the refrigerator.
- How long can you keep chocolate mousse in the refrigerator? Because my recipe doesn’t include raw eggs, it will last up to a week in the refrigerator, but is at it’s very best in the first couple of days.
- What do you serve with chocolate mousse? I like to serve it with fresh berries. Raspberries or strawberries are my favorite with this!
Make it a meal!
A few great recipes to round out and complete this meal would be:
- Date Night Fish for Two
- Drunken Beef
- Cheddar and Broccoli Twice Baked Potatoes
- French Onion Rice Pilaf
- Savory Sautéed Green Beans
- Strawberry Salad
- Mixing bowl
- Stand mixer or Hand mixer
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Open star pastry tip
Four Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoons Kahlua (or cold brew or cold coffee)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Begin melting the chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Go slow and stir often until melted. You can also melt it in the microwave.
- While the chocolate melts, begin whipping the cream, Kahlua and vanilla extract until it's just beginning to thicken.
- When the chocolate is fully melted, add it into the cream mixture and continue whipping until fully combined with nice, fluffy peaks.
- Serve right away or refrigerate for up to a week. This tastes great served with fruit.
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