Want a decadent and super easy chocolate mousse in half the time? We gotcha covered. This 5 ingredients blender chocolate mousse is the fastest, fanciest dessert you’ll ever make!
Easy Chocolate Mousse
If you like decadent and rich chocolate desserts that look and taste fancy af, but are actually super quick and easy to make, you’ll love this blender chocolate mousse. It’s sumptuous and special enough to serve at a dinner party. But…it also only requires 5 ingredients and comes together in minutes. You will *LOVE* it. Promise.
Chocolate mousse is a classic, decadent dessert I’ve always thought of as very intimidating to make at home. It’s the perfect combination of light, but somehow also rich and decadent. I know. Weird. But that’s what makes it so good. Traditional chocolate mousse requires separating eggs and tempering chocolate, which will give you that perfect combination of silky, rich and also light and airy. And as scrumptious as that is, it’s also a WHOLE LOTTA work.
Ain’t nobody got time for that. Which is why we tested this super easy blender chocolate mousse to perfection. It’s just as silky smooth, light, and rich as traditional mousse but soooo much easier. You’ll need 5 ingredients, 10 minutes, and a blender. That. Is. It.
Plus its gluten free, and if you make it with dark chocolate it’s pretty low in sugar too!
How to make blender chocolate mousse
No separating eggs or tempering chocolate here. Simply blend together the first 4 ingredients in a high powered blender. In a separate bowl with a handheld mixer (or by hand if you want an arm workout), beat the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream until stiff. Fold the two mixtures together until completely combined. Spoon into individual containers and refrigerate for an hour before serving!
Voila–easy chocolate mousse!
What do you need for 5 ingredient chocolate mousse?
These 5 simple ingredients will come together to form your homemade chocolate mousse!
What kind of chocolate should you use
We recommend using high quality chocolate bars like Ghiradelli, Guittard, or a comparable brand. This is not the situation to use chocolate chips or something cheap! As far as dark chocolate, semi sweet, or milk goes that’s totally up to you and your sweetness preference. There is no additional sugar in this homemade chocolate mousse so if you like things a little sweeter definitely use semisweet!
Can you make chocolate mousse without a blender?
Absolutely. If don’t have a high power blended, you could also make this no bake chocolate mousse with a food processor! If neither of those is in the cards for you, I’d recommend making a traditional chocolate mousse!
Place the finely chopped chocolate, espresso powder, and the egg in an high powder blender. In a sauce pan heat 1/4 cup of water until boiling. Pour the boiling water into the chocolate and blend on high speed until smooth.
Heat 2/3 cup of the heavy cream until very warm, but NOT boiling (you can do this in the same pan you boiled the water!). Stream the cream into the chocolate mixture as you blend. Add the vanilla extract and salt, and blend on high speed for 1 minute. The mixture should be creamy and smooth with no pieces of chocolate remaining.
In a separate bowl whisk the last 1/2 cup of cold heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Pour the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream and gently fold until completely combined and no pockets of unmixed whipped cream remains.
Spoon the mixture into 4 to 6 individual containers depending on how big you want your servings to be. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set before serving with fresh whipped cream, berries, and chocolate shavings!