We’ve all had the kind of light, fluffy, cloud-like chocolate mousse that makes us thank the universe for the dessert menu. It looks good and tastes even better. What if we told you the perfect mousse could be made at home with just a few ingredients and an hour of your time? This quick and easy recipe featuring HERSHEY’S cocoa or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK cocoa makes two cups of creamy mousse ready for any toppings you can dream up. Add fruit slices, shaved HERSHEY’S milk chocolate or even marshmallows and crumbled graham crackers for s’mores in a cup.
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; let stand 1 minute to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly.
Stir together sugar and cocoa in medium bowl; add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally, until mixture is stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended. Spoon into serving dishes.
Whip cocoa mixture only until mixture forms stiff peaks when mixer beaters are lifted.
Refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving. Garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover desserts. Four 1/2 cup servings.
Double Recipe: Use 1 envelope gelatin; double remaining ingredients. Follow directions above, using large bowl instead of medium bowl.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.