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This recipe for Blender Chocolate Mousse will dispell any rumors that an exquisite French Chocolate Mousse is difficult to prepare!

This out of the ordinary Easy Chocolate Mousse will delight chocolate lovers any day of the year! If you’ve been leery about making French Desserts, this mousse recipe will prove they’re not all complicated.

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Blender Chocolate Mousse in cordial glasses on a white tray

Easy Blender Chocolate Mousse

My two sons, self-proclaimed chocoholics, stop by for a family dinner most Sunday nights.  I wanted to treat the gang to a super easy chocolate mousse recipe. One blender, four ingredients (plus boiling water) and some downtime in the fridge and you have the ultimate chocolate dessert. No need to break a sweat!

Are you intrigued? Read on and I’ll guide you through the process.

Overhead view of Blender Chocolate Mousse lined up on a white ceramic tray

How to Make This Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Now, this speedy mousse recipe won’t be exactly like Julia’s Mousse au Chocolat, but with only 5 minutes of prep, it’s not too shabby. Not.at.all. It’s imperative that you get the chocolate melted with the boiling water or your mousse won’t be creamy. First, chop your chocolate as fine as you can to facilitate the melting process.

I was testing out my new KitchenAid K400 Blender, and it rose to the occasion. It needed a quick scrape to ensure that the corners didn’t trap any unmelted bits, but that’s a necessary step with any blender.

Plus, I’d recommend finding pasteurized eggs since, like with most classic mousse, the eggs will not be cooked. The last thing you want is a foodborne illness, especially if serving to young children, the elderly or anyone with a compromised immune system.

With very few ingredients, you’ll definitely want quality chocolate. I use semi-sweet, but if you perfect bittersweet, that will work, too. My go-to chocolate is Ghirardelli bars but feel free to splurge on more expensive European chocolates if they’re in your budget.

Typical chocolate mousse recipes call for whipping egg whites, whipping heavy cream and gently folding them into the chocolate. Each of those steps could be tricky for a novice cook. No need to worry about this blender version.

The most difficult part of this recipe is allotting 2 hours for this blender chocolate mousse to chill before you dive in! Make sure to plan accordingly.

Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh berries for the ultimate chocolate mousse experience! A sprig of mint along with red berries will make for a festive holiday dessert.

Blender Chocolate Mousse in a martini glass with whipped cream and raspberries

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Chocolate Mousse Made Of?

There are numerous variations of what goes into a chocolate mousse recipe. A French classic mousse traditionally has chocolate and eggs, but some recipes have butter, whipped cream, sugar, vanilla and/or a pinch of salt.

Is Chocolate Mousse Made with Raw Eggs?

There are a few recipes without eggs, but most are made with raw eggs. The eggs are separated and the whites are beaten until light and airy. The whipped whites give the chocolate mousse it's fluffy texture, and the raw yolks provide the silky mouthfeel. As stated above, use caution when serving a mousse with raw eggs to the very young, old, or immune-suppressed.

How do you serve chocolate mousse?

Chocolate mousse is most often served in glass dishes, even martini glasses, to showcase its deep chocolate color. A dollop of whipped cream provides a contrast in color, sweetness, and texture. Then a couple of ripe berries or chocolate shavings can be added to the mix. An elegant dessert deserves an elegant presentation.

Who Invented Chocolate Mousse?

Savory mousses started appearing on menus in the 1890's. But it was the painter, Toulouse Lautrec, who thought of making a dessert mousse featuring chocolate in the early 1900's.

KItchenAid Blender

The Kitchen Aid K400 Blender 

Do you know someone who needs a new blender? A quality blender? A powerhouse??? You’ll have to check back as I’ll be giving away a KitchenAid Blender next week. One lucky reader, with a US mailing address, will win the same blender I used to make this Easy Chocolate Mousse. The winner can keep it for themselves or save it for a holiday gift! Let me share some of its marvelous features.

  • This blender has 3 Preset Recipe Programs: Ice Crush, Icy Drinks, and Smoothie. There is also a 5-speed variable speed dial.
  • The Soft Start Feature starts the motor at a slower speed to pull food into the blade then quickly increases to the selected speed setting to avoid splatter.
  • It also features Intelli-Speed Motor Control, which senses contents and maintains the optimal speed to power through all ingredients.
  • It comes with a unique asymmetric blade that blends at four distinct angles to pull the contents into the blade. Working with the 1.5 Peak HP motor, the blade creates a powerful blending vortex to power through the toughest ingredients. 
  • K400 blender accessories available include 8 oz. small batch jar expansion pack (KSB2042BBA), 16 oz. personal blender jar expansion pack (KSB2032PJA), and are sold separately. 
  • The model I’ll be giving away includes a 56 oz Blender jar and a Blender jar lid.

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This recipe was first shared in September, 2015. The text and photos were updated in 2019.

Blender Chocolate Mousse

Blender Chocolate Mousse

An easy mousse recipe for when you're short on time but need a chocolate fix!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • ยฝ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (pasteurized preferred)

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate into your blender. Pour in the boiling water and blend for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides quickly and blend for another 15 seconds.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend to mix, about 15 seconds.
  3. Scrape down the sides and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into serving glasses and chill for at least 2 hours.

Notes

Total time does not include the chilling time.

Recipe adapted from Gourmantine.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 80mg Sodium: 32mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 28g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
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40 comments on “Blender Chocolate Mousse”

  1. What a fab quick recipe. Chocolate mousse is never going to be turned down in our home. We don’t celebrate Labor Day here in the UK but we can still eat the mousse. Right??? Great post thanks Sammie. http://www.feastingisfun.com

  2. It looks sooo good. Chocolate mousse is a winner with me.

  3. I’m all for a labor-less day:@) Have a great weekend Liz-enjoy!

  4. I have never tried making chocolate mousse in a blender. So easy and the result was amazing!

  5. I’m all about pasteurized eggs. They are all I have in my house. This mousse is such a great dessert to be able to whip up at a moment’s notice.

  6. OMG how easy is this! I may be putting this on my date night menu tonight Liz!

  7. Chocolate mousse, for the win!! This looks insanely delish, Liz!

  8. These are so elegant and pretty, Liz! I’m tempted to make these when I’m entertaining next, but there’s no way I’m telling anyone how easy they are!!

  9. I love recipes like this one when I don’t want to spend the day in the kitchen. You’ve combined 3 of my favorite dessert ingredients: chocolate, whipped cream and raspberries.

  10. I’ve never tried making a mousse in a blender before, this looks too easy not to try!

  11. Who knew that a delicious chocolate mousse could be so simple and easy to make! Never mind all the whipping of egg whites, etc. I love this!

  12. Another easy yet delicious recipe and so pretty too. I love that it’s using only a blender, what a time saver.

  13. Rich and dreamy is right!

  14. Can’t get much easier than that and you know it is delicious because “That Skinny Chick can Bake!!!”

  15. I can’t believe how easy this mousse is to make! It looks so light and creamy. I can’t wait to try this! Pinning.

  16. What a dreamy mousse! Simply divine!

  17. Simply sinful & deliciously easy- yum!

  18. Wow, the only blender mousse I’ve had before was made with tofu – this looks great and less “difficult” for the family to understand!

  19. Seriously this is an amazing recipe, I love the fact that the blender does all the hard work in such a short time! Brilliant recipe ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. I have never heard of making mousse in a blender. Now I have to try this!!

  21. I can make this in my blender?! love this!!!

  22. Awesome dessert! I love anything creamy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Love chocolate mousse, but I’ve never seen a recipe this easy before. Can’t wait to try it!

  24. Looks delicious and simple and perfect for that easy chocolate fix. Yum!

  25. Who knew mousse could be this easy? What a beautiful, yet easy dessert!

  26. Liz, I have a blender coconut cream pie recipe, and thanks to you a decadent chocolate mousse recipe now! It looks divine! xo

  27. I love how you make this, such a great idea and the result looks delicious too.

  28. Ooh this is calling my name!Looks absolutely divine and easy enough for me to try :)Thanks Liz!

  29. oooh I love it! easiest mousse recipe ever!

  30. Lizzy,
    This sounds so easy. I have to try this. The best recipes are those that seem like they’re a lot of work but aren’t.
    Annamaria

  31. Who doesn’t love chocolate and if it’s a super easy recipe ย too, that’s a double winner!

  32. One of my favorite deserts. And your recipe looks so easy and doable, Liz!
    Amalia
    xo

  33. I love chocolate moose and with a recipe like yours everyone can make it. Pinned!

  34. This is so incredibly creamy! I was amazed at how easy it was to make!

  35. I have two sons, too. I hope they’ll come by for dessert Sunday nights forever. Only teenagers now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This recipe looks AMAZING! So pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

  36. Love how you served these in little chilled shot glasses. Super cute and just a little sweet ending after a big meal.

  37. I love this simplified chocolate mousse, I shall definitely be bookmarking this for later.ย 

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