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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Easiest dessert ever! This rich chocolate mousse is a snap to make. Break out the blender and bring on the spoons!

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Romulo Yanes




  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet-chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Fine salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Cook's Note

Make It Nutty
Swap almond extract for peppermint and top with chopped, roasted almonds.


  1. Step 1

    In a blender, combine chocolate, sugar, and pinch of salt. In a small saucepan, bring milk to a simmer, then transfer to blender. Let stand 1 minute. Blend on high until smooth, 1 minute. Add egg whites and peppermint extract and blend on high until well combined, 1 minute. Divide evenly among four 6-ounce dessert cups. Chill until just set, 6 hours or up to overnight.

  2. Step 2

    Just before serving, beat cream until soft peaks form. Dollop each cup with whipped cream and sprinkle with peppermint candies.

Everyday Food, December 2013

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