Semisweet Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Jessica Published May 13, 2020

Looking for a sweet fix? Or are you in need of a fancy addition to your menu for an upcoming house party? This recipe teaches you how to make a light yet decadent chocolate mousse. This dessert is so quick to make and it doesn’t require any baking.

Mousse means “foam” in French and as the name suggests, it is a very light and airy dessert. Our recipe has an added creamy richness to it with the chocolate so it’s perfect for all you chocoholics out there!

If you love this recipe, check out our Chocolate Banana Mousse recipe as well here.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe Video

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

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If you love chocolate, this recipe is just for you. This recipe is super chocolatey and light, making it the perfect sweet treat to end off your meal.
20 mins
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  • 5 oz unsalted butter
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1/8 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Cut butter and chocolate into cubes. Transfer this in a heat-safe or metal mixing bowl and add the salt and sugar.
  • Melt the ingredients over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the heavy cream until it thickens and forms medium peaks. Add the whisked cream bit by bit into the chocolate and butter mixture and fold using a spatula until the mix is uniform.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag. Pipe the mousse into a tall glass like a champagne flute or coupe. Top with a piece of chocolate for decoration.

Recipe Notes

You can use any kind of chocolate you have for this recipe, from semi-sweet to bittersweet dark chocolate. You can also add brewed coffee or booze if you’re in the mood for it.
If you’re serving the mouse in a wide-mouthed dessert bowl, ramekins, or espresso cups, attach a wide plain tip to the pastry bag to squeeze out more of the mousse.
We recommend chilling the mousse for at least 2 hours before serving. This will let the mousse set a little and it will taste even better.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 891IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

Commonly Asked Questions

What other toppings can I add to the chocolate mousse?

One of our favorite pairings is definitely chocolate mousse with fresh sliced fruits or berries. Chopped nuts are also a great topping choice for some extra bite to this smooth dessert.

What do I do if I don’t have a pastry bag?

Use a ziplock bag or any other rectangular plastic bag as a makeshift plastic bag. Make sure to push the mousse to one corner before snipping off the tip.

Why isn’t my cream thickening well?

The secret to perfectly whipped cream is a low temperature. Get a cold bowl and chill the heavy cream before whipping it.

Is whipping cream with a hand mixer or whisk better?

It depends on you. A hand mixer makes the job less tiring and speeds up the process. Whipping cream by hand gives you more control on the speed as the cream thickens.


If you're in need of a last-minute dessert, this is the recipe for you. With a couple of simple ingredients, you can make this beautiful dessert that is sure to be a crowdpleaser for your guests.



A food blogger with a strong passion for all thing delicious. Being able to take a simple ingredient and transform it into something complex and delectable brings me joy. It is my mission to show you how to do the same with the simple ingredients that you have on hand. Learn how to make restaurant-worthy meals, on a budget, and right at home!

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