Quick and Decadent Dark Chocolate Mousse


This easy recipe is the perfect way to celebrate National Chocolate Mousse Day on May 2nd.

It yields 3 cups of mousse

  • 5 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brewed espresso/coffee
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar



Place the chocolate, butter, and espresso in a microwavable bowl, and microwave in increments of 15–25 seconds, stirring each time until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream and sugar with an electric mixer until firm, being careful to not to overbeat. With a rubber spatula, gently fold the chocolate mixture into the cream until it’s an even consistency and color. Spoon the mousse into ramekins or martini glasses, and garnish with fresh berries, shaved chocolate, or a mint sprig.

Can be served immediately or refrigerated for up to an hour.