January 22nd, 2015

Easy Chocolate Mousse

I’ve tried so many recipes for chocolate mousse over the years, but this Easy Chocolate Mousse is the one I keep coming back to. It’s quick, easy, has great texture and flavor, and it never fails me. Plus, it’s the kind of dessert that will impress your friends and family, with very little effort on your part. It might seem a little unconventional, with marshmallows on the ingredient list, but trust me, it always turns out fabulous!

I usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but any chopped chocolate should work. I can get 12 mini desserts from this recipe, with a bit to spare, so it should make 6-8 very generous servings. You should be fine making half if you’re serving 6 or less. I like it best served with whipped cream, but it’s also delicious with fresh berries, and makes a great pie filling too!


Serves 10

Easy Chocolate Mousse

10Prep Time

5Cook Time

180Total Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  1. Heat marshmallows, chocolate and milk in a saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows and chocolate are melted. Cool completely.
  2. Beat heavy cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold cooled chocolate mixture in whipped cream until well mixed.
  4. Spoon or pipe into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

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  1. The words “mini desserts” caught my eye. Being mini myself (and wanting to stay that way!) I don’t eat huge desserts but this chocolate mousse sounds irresistible. I never would have thought to use marshmallows. I’ll try this when the family come over for dinner again. They love being my guinea pigs. Your recipes always turn out great. Thanks again Danelle.

  2. I love a dessert that’s easy and elegant. These little pots of chocolate look so good- like an extra special version of chocolate pudding. Love the marshmallow! 🙂

  3. Hi Danelle- I love how easy this is to make, and looks delicious!

  4. Your Easy Chocolate Mousse is indeed so EASY. Awesomely delicious recipe, and beautiful clicks. 🙂

  5. We had this for FHE tonight. So simple and it felt so fancy. It was really good too! Everyone loved it. Going in my favorites. 🙂

  6. what kind of milk to use

  7. what milk to be use? i want to make this mousse

  8. ok, thank you so much, I will try this one

  9. I want to make chocolate chip cookie cups with mousse filling for my son’s 6th birthday party. How many servings does this recipe make? And, approximately, how large are those servings? I would need 20 servings.

    • The number of servings really depends on the size of the serving. This makes about 10-12 servings of the size you see pictured. So if your cookie cups were about the same size (about 1/3 cup) you’d get about that many servings. If you were making a cookie cup the size of a mini muffin tin, I think this recipe would make plenty for 20 servings that size.

      • Excellent. I was planning on using regular muffin tin sizes (replacement for the cake, not in addition to), so I think I will need a double-batch. Yay! Thank you!

  10. How much is a cup of milk or cream in mls, also a cup of marshmallows in grammes. Please !

  11. Tried it lat night for my cousin’s birthday dinner. It really was easy, unlike other recipes for mousse that I have tried that claimed to be simple. I had limitied time, read this recipe and was able to whip it up last minute and by the time we finished apps, dinner and cocktails it was perfeclty firm and delicous. I am not a huge fan of marshmallows and the ingredient list, but for an occasional treat it was worth it. I would not change a thing! Thanks so much for a great recipe.

  12. Hi
    I just wanted to find out if you could leave it to set in the fridge overnight. Thanks


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