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10-Minute Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe With Cocoa Powder

10-Minute Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe With Cocoa Powder

Last Updated on December 9, 2022

Today we make an easy chocolate mousse recipe with cocoa powder. This luscious treat is incredibly easy to make. You can even make it vegan!

So, read on to discover how to make chocolate mousse with cocoa powder. And the many wonderful variations you can try using this simple 10-minute recipe.

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Why We Love This Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe With Cocoa Powder

There are an endless amount of reasons we love this chocolate mousse using cocoa powder. First of all, it only requires a few basic ingredients. You can even get away with only using three.

These include whipping cream, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar. The vanilla extract and salt are just to make it even more decadent than it already is.

You will also see that our ratios look very strange. However, trust us, it is an uber creamy, delicious, and balanced sweet and bitter mousse. And how we achieved that is with these ratios!

This is also an easy chocolate mousse recipe with cocoa powder that can be whipped together (pun intended) in less than 10 minutes. It can be served immediately, but we highly recommend allowing it to chill first. It helps create a firmer texture and a more refreshing, cooling flavor.

chocolate mousse using cocoa powder

This recipe can also be very easily turned into a vegan chocolate mousse, and you can play around with the flavor.

We are obsessed with this quick and easy dessert and know you’ll be too. And don’t forget to check out the tips section for some incredible topping ideas for this easy chocolate mousse recipe with cocoa powder.

Can You Make This Chocolate Mousse Recipe Vegan?

This is a question someone is bound to ask us. And the short answer is yes. And, unlike most dessert recipes these days, it is incredibly quick and easy to do so.

Our first trick is to substitute the regular whipping cream with coconut cream. You can use an equal amount as a substitution.

Then, we also recommend substituting the confectioner’s sugar. That is because many vegans don’t consider sugar to be truly vegan. Some sugar products are processed with bone meal, but that’s never specified on the sugar package. So, most vegans avoid it completely.

If you are vegetarian, you probably won’t mind this so much. You can replace the sugar with a teaspoon or two of stevia. Trust us, that’s all you will need.

And, simultaneously it’s also a way to reduce the calories and make it more suitable for some diabetics. You can take a look at some more natural sweetener alternatives here.

What You Need To Make This Chocolate Mousse With Cocoa Powder And Condensed Milk

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer (or whisk)
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Serving glasses, bowls, or ramekins
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Combine the chocolate mousse ingredients

Place all of the ingredients inside a large mixing bowl. Then, beat the ingredients together at a low speed. Keep mixing until they are evenly distributed and made a uniform mixture.

This will take less than a minute.

Step 2: Whip the mousse

Next, increase the mixing speed to high and whip the ingredients until they reach stiff peaks. It only takes 3-4 minutes, so do not over-whip the mousse. It could cause it to separate.

Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that all of the mousse has been equally whipped.

Step 3: Divide the cocoa powder mousse

Divide the chocolate mousse between the containers of your choice. Then, cover each with plastic or saran wrap.

Step 4: Set the mousse

Finally, place the mousse in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. It should be chilled for the best flavor and texture. You can serve it with a big dollop of whipped cream or freshly cut berries.

how to make chocolate mousse with cocoa powder

Tips And Tricks

  • If you would like to change up the flavor a bit, you can use more or less sugar in this recipe.
  • You can also use sweetened cocoa powder instead of pure sugar. And, a different type of cocoa powder will also give you a slightly different flavor.
  • This is not a gelatin-based mousse. That means that the texture (and structure) of the mousse won’t allow it to be layered or used as a filling. If you want to make the texture firmer, you will need 1 1/2 teaspoons of gelatin powder, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cold water, and 3 tablespoons of hot boiling water. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and leave it to soften for a minute. Then, stir in the boiling water to dissolve the bloomed gelatin. Cool it slightly. Finally, whisk it into the beaten whipped mousse mixture.
  • You can also use a different flavoring extract to make the mousse more unique. But always choose a flavor that pairs well with the cocoa powder you are using. Some examples are orange extract, mint extract, almond extract, and hazelnut extract. Some of these you may need to use a little bit less of because of their intense flavor.
  • There are a ton of delicious toppings you can add to this easy chocolate mousse recipe with cocoa powder. They include honeycomb, fresh or freeze-dried berries, rose petals, fresh orange zest or curls, and crushed nuts. You can even add chocolate curls of shavings too.

Preparations Times And Servings 

chocolate mousse with cocoa powder and condensed milk

Wrapping Things Up 

As you can see, this is truly an easy chocolate mousse recipe with cocoa powder. It has a ton of versatility, is super quick to make, and pairs well with almost any topping! 

If you enjoyed this dessert, go check out some of our many other decadent sweet treats. You won’t regret it!

10-Minute Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe With Cocoa Powder

Today we make an easy chocolate mousse recipe with cocoa powder. This luscious treat is incredibly easy to make. You can even make it vegan! So, read on to discover how to make chocolate mousse with cocoa powder. And the many wonderful variations you can try using this simple 10-minute recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Setting Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse using cocoa powder, chocolate mousse with cocoa powder and condensed milk, cocoa powder chocolate mousse, easy chocolate mousse recipe with cocoa powder, how to make chocolate mousse with cocoa powder
Servings: 6 medium ramekins

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer (or whisk)
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Serving glasses, bowls, or ramekins
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Combine the chocolate mousse ingredients
    Place all of the ingredients inside a large mixing bowl. Then, beat the ingredients together at a low speed. Keep mixing until they are evenly distributed and made a uniform mixture.
    This will take less than a minute.
    2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled, 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted, 2/3 cup confectioners sugar,sifted, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • Whip the mousse
    Next, increase the mixing speed to high and whip the ingredients until they reach stiff peaks. It only takes 3-4 minutes, so do not over-whip the mousse. It could cause it to separate.
    Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that all of the mousse has been equally whipped.
  • Divide the cocoa powder mousse
    Divide the chocolate mousse between the containers of your choice. Then, cover each with plastic or saran wrap.
  • Set the mousse
    Finally, place the mousse in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. It should be chilled for the best flavor and texture. You can serve it with a big dollop of whipped cream or freshly cut berries.

Notes

If you would like to change up the flavor a bit, you can use more or less sugar in this recipe.
You can also use sweetened cocoa powder instead of pure sugar. And, a different type of cocoa powder will also give you a slightly different flavor.
This is not a gelatin-based mousse. That means that the texture (and structure) of the mousse won't allow it to be layered or used as a filling. If you want to make the texture firmer, you will need 1 1/2 teaspoons of gelatin powder, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cold water, and 3 tablespoons of hot boiling water. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and leave it to soften for a minute. Then, stir in the boiling water to dissolve the bloomed gelatin. Cool it slightly. Finally, whisk it into the beaten whipped mousse mixture.
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