Easy 2 ingredient chocolate mousse recipe made with just cream and chocolate. A rich and creamy single serving dessert that can be whipped up in minutes.
This easy two ingredient chocolate mousse recipe is pure magic. The only ingredients you need are cream and chocolate. Rich and creamy, this chocolate mousse is the absolute easiest dessert to make and one that chocolate fans will surely love.
I do love a classic chocolate mousse, but let’s face it – traditional French chocolate mousse is a little fussy. It requires separating the eggs, getting the melted chocolate to reach the perfect temperature, and a gentle folding of all the ingredients. Overall, a traditional chocolate mousse takes a bit of time (and patience) to make. It’s still one of my favorite desserts and worth every step of the process. But, if you’re looking for a sweet treat that can be ready in a fraction of the time, look no further than this simple chocolate mousse recipe.
How To Make Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
The only ingredients you need are heavy cream and chocolate. I prefer semi-sweet chocolate, but you can use just about any kind of chocolate you love. For the best results, use high quality chocolate in this mousse recipe.
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
- cold heavy cream
- chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- Make a simple ganache: A chocolate ganache is a mixture of chocolate and cream. It can be used in a variety of recipes such as chocolate truffles. In this chocolate mousse recipe, we melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Simply add the chocolate and 2 tablespoons of cream to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 20 seconds. Stir and let the chocolate sit for about 5 minutes, the chocolate will continue to melt. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and set aside to cool.
- Make whipped cream: Pour the remaining cream into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Beat with an electric hand mixer or with a whisk by hand until medium peaks form. You can tell you’ve achieved medium peaks if you lift out the whisk and notice that the creamy peaks hold their shape with the tip of the peaks curving back toward the bowl.
- Gently fold the cream into the chocolate: Remove about a tablespoon of the whipped cream and place it in a bowl in your refrigerator if you’d like to use it as a chocolate mousse topping. Then, fold in the whipped cream in two additions: Add half of the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture with a spatula. Gently fold in the rest of the whipped cream. Folding is mixing together the ingredients without actually stirring. A flat spatula is a good tool to use when folding ingredients.
- Pour into a small ramekin or dessert bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator. The chocolate mousse sets in about an hour, but the longer it’s in the refrigerator, the more firm the mousse becomes.
Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients
If you have any cream or chocolate left over from this easy chocolate mousse recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:
- Heavy cream: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Icebox Cake, Strawberry Shortcake
- Chocolate: Flourless Chocolate Cake, Two Ingredient Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Pudding
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- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of the cream for 20 seconds (depending on microwave strength). Most of the chocolate chips should be melted. If not, heat for a few seconds longer.
- Stir and let sit for 5 minutes for the remaining chocolate to melt.
- Place the remaining cream in a small bowl. With an electric hand mixer or a whisk, whip the cream until medium peaks form. Transfer 1 tablespoon of this whipped cream to a small bowl and refrigerate for topping the mousse before eating.
- Fold the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture in two additions
- Transfer to a dessert dish or ramekin and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Top with whipped cream if desired.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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