These 3 ingredient Chocolate Mousse Cups have a delicious combination of creamy chocolate and an airy and light texture. They are easy to make, decadent, and satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This chocolate mousse recipe is the perfect dessert to end a dinner party with family or friends. You only need 3 ingredients to make it, and we know all you chocolate dessert lovers with love this recipe.
A mousse is a delicate dessert that is foamy and light in texture. It’s prepared by making whipped cream and then gently fold it in the puree, like a fruit puree or melted chocolate. After the mixture is folded together, the base is light and smooth, and after it sets, the bottom of the mix will be denser and firmer but with lots of volume and lightness. A classic mousse call for eggs as they provide emulsifying properties and contribute to their light and fluffy texture. Don’t get us wrong, we love a classic chocolate mousse, but after we made one without the eggs, we were impressed by how light and airy the mousse was. The key is to whip the cream to medium peaks over an ice bath and fold in the chocolate gently. Get ready, chocolate lovers; this is a good one!
Our easy chocolate mouse recipe requires only 3 simple ingredients, but we provide a couple of other ingredients in our FAQ section on enhancing the chocolate flavor.
This simple dessert is similar to a chocolate pudding but lighter in texture, like a classic airy chocolate mousse. It’s easy to make, and the most challenging part is waiting for the chocolate to set. If you have a date night and are a chocolate dessert lover, we recommend making these the day before.
Adding 1-2 tsp of vanilla extract to the melted chocolate enhances the chocolate by adding creaminess. Plus, it balances out the sweetness and bitterness of the cocoa.
Adding 2 tsp of instant coffee powder to the melted chocolate intensifies the chocolate flavor and adds a nice balance to the bitterness.
Cover leftover mousse with plastic wrap or a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. We don’t recommend freezing this mousse as it has no gelatin, and it won’t have much texture when it starts to defrost.
Since we use heavy whipping cream in our recipe, we need to whip the cream until soft peaks form. When this happens, it makes the mixture light and airy. Also, when folded with the melted chocolate mixture, it makes the mousse denser and thicker in texture when everything sets.
If your mousse did not turn out light and airy, then it’s possible you over-folded the chocolate mixture with the whipped cream.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate so you don’t destroy all the air pockets. Once all visible white streaks are gone, stop folding and immediately transfer to cups to set.
These 3 ingredient dark chocolate mousse cups are a creamy and velvety treat that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings after just one bite. It’s easy to make, light, airy, decadent, and delicious. We hope you all love our recipe. Enjoy! ♡
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