Quick and Easy

Chocolate Mousse

Details

Time
1 hour
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
2 cups

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.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp

    unflavored gelatin

  • 1 Tbsp

    cold water

  • 2 Tbsps

    boiling water

  • 1/2 cup

    sugar

  • 1/4 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

  • 1 cup

    whipping creme (1/2 pt) cold

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Bowl
Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Mixer
Mixer
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper
Rubber Scraper
Serving Dishes
Serving Dishes
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
1

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.

2

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.

Tip

Whip cocoa mixture only until mixture forms stiff peaks when mixer beaters are lifted.

3

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.

Additional questions?