chocolate mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Serves 7-8 5oz. servings
Prep time 1 hour
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author The Hershey Company
Chocolate Mousse that can be prepared and eaten in about an hour.



  • 1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
  • 2 Tablespoons Cold Water
  • 1/4 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Cups Cold Whipping Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract


  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Topping (Optional)

  • mini chocolate chips


Step 1
In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water andlet stand 2 minutes to soften. Add boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
Step 2
In a large bowl, add sugar, cocoa, whipping cream, and vanilla. Beat on high speed until the mixture begins to become thick. Pour in gelatin mixture and beat until stiff peaks form.
Step 3
Spoon into dessert cups or place mousse in piping bag and pipe into dessert cups. Place into the refrigerator while the topping is prepared
Step 4
In a large bowl, add heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Whip on high until stiff peaks form.
Step 5
Place whipped cream into a piping bag and pipe onto the top of the mousse. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.