How to Make a One-Minute Chocolate Mousse

Sometimes you need a dessert in a flash, without a lot of fuss. What if you could make a rich and creamy chocolate mousse in minutes? This no-cook chocolate mousse recipe is thick, rich, and silky smooth. It rivals any mousse that needs to be cooked and cooled. This decadent dessert is great for a dinner party but easy enough to prepare when you want a special treat for the family. Everyone will be in disbelief to find out it literally takes a minute to prepare. Or, keep that secret to yourself… we won’t tell.


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons cocoa (more cocoa for a richer dark chocolate flavor)
  • 1/3 cup hot fudge topping, not heated (like Smucker’s)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings: Whipped cream, chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries, Pirouline wafers


1. Add the ingredients to a large bowl. Hot fudge topping should come straight from the jar; do not heat first.

2. With a hand mixer beat ingredients, on medium speed, for 30 seconds until well combined. Scrape down the sides with a spatula.

3. Beat on high for 15 to 20 seconds more or until stiff peaks form.

4. Lightly fold the mousse to check the consistency.

5. If the consistency is fine, it’s ready to serve. If a thicker consistency is preferred, beat the mousse on high for about 10 to 15 seconds more. Make sure to not over beat or the mousse will break down.

6. Spoon the chocolate mousse into dessert glasses.

7. Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, a maraschino cherry and/or a Pirouline wafer.

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Nor A.M - Sunday at 12:59 PM
They said it was a quck mousse. This takes less than 5 minutes to make. When, in a pinch. It will curb your chocolate craving. It does not have eggs or bar chocolate. But, It is a mousse. This is the kind of mousse you decorate cakes with. It can also be eaten as a dessert. I’m speaking from someone who made this recipe. I think it’s delicious. If you’re looking for quick. It’s a great shortcut. I served it with a chocolate covered strawberry on top.

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Crystal L Raynor - Feb 12, 2019
Mousse is the French word for “foam.” So a culinary mousse is a preparation of food that results in a light and airy, creamy, foam-like texture. So the author is also correct. Whipping in Air makes it foam like and a mousse.
Ann Masten - Feb 11, 2019
No offense meant, but this is hardly a recipe for "Chocolate Mousse." The author used a shortcut in making chocolate whipped cream, substituting cocoa and fudge topping for the usual ganache. I'm sure it's rich & tasty, and kudos for the timesaving hack, but this recipe should be more accurately labeled chocolate crème Chantilly; just not mousse .
Adele Aiken - Feb 11, 2019
This looks yummy. Do you think this could be used as a filling for a cake? Of course it would have to be sstored in the fridge
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