Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Amazing flavor and texture here!

This recipe was originally created for Parents Magazine.

chocolate mousse in individual blue cups with whipped cream on top
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Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Amazing flavor and texture here!
Recipe Author Jessie Sheehan


  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • chocolate sprinkles for serving


  • Microwave ½ cup of the heavy cream and the chips in a large microwave-safe bowl, in 30 second bursts, on high, stirring after each, until the chocolate has melted, about one minute total.
  • Rest the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice and stir the chocolate periodically until it cools to room temperature, about 10 to 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1½ cups cream in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment on medium-high, until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold all but about a cup of the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate in two installments, until the streaks of cream just disappear.
  • Reserve the rest of the cream in a small bowl in the refrigerator for serving with your mousse.
  • Evenly scrape the mousse into 4 four-ounce ramekins and refrigerate until set, about one hour
  • Dollop each ramekin with the reserved cream, sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles and serve.
  • The mousse will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days tightly wrapped


Kids’ Activity: Although they need to do so gently, the kids can fold the whipped cream into the melted and cooled chocolate.

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