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3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

This 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is an easy, quick, decadent treat to whip up when that chocolate craving hits. This delightfully creamy treat is made without any eggs or heavy cream and does not require any cooking.

Easy, no-cook, 3 ingredient chocolate mousse

This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is one of my favorite treats. I love it so much because it is absolutely delicious. It is perfect for satisfying a wicked chocolate craving. And it is so easy to make.

Usually, I make a small batch to enjoy during the week. Some days, I enjoy it with a cup of coffee mid-afternoon. On other days, I savor it with a glass of port, after dinner.

As this concoction is made without any eggs or cream, technically, it might not fall under the mousse category.

However, this treat is a lot airier and lighter than any chocolate pudding I have had. As a result, I opted to designate it as a mousse than a pudding.

And, you probably already have all the ingredients at home with you right now to make a batch of this 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.

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3-ingredients for the creamiest chocolate mousse

What are the ingredients needed to make this 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse?

The 3 ingredients needed are:

  1. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Cool Whip or any pre-packaged whipped topping

Once you have gathered your ingredients, assembly is so simple. You only need a large bowl, a spatula, and a microwave or some other way to melt the chocolate chips.

Melting chocolate in the microwave for easy chocolate mousse

How to make this chocolate mousse:

First off, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a large microwave-safe bowl.

Place this bowl in a microwave and microwave for 30 seconds on high. Now, all microwaves are different. When I made this at my boyfriends’ place, it took 50 seconds for the semi-sweet chocolate chips to melt

With that in mind, after 30 seconds, you might want to remove the bowl from the microwave and run your spatula through the melted coconut oil and chocolate chips.

If the chips do not hold their form and easily mix with the coconut oil, then you do not need to microwave this longer.

However, if the chips hold their form, then microwave this at 10-second intervals. Make sure to check to see if the chips have melted and mix easily between each 10-second interval.

Because if the chocolate chips burn, then you will have to start from scratch, as it is hard to try to make this mousse with burned chocolate chips.

After that, the whipped topping will be added in.

Mixing melted chocolate with cool whip

At this point, it is important to not use a handheld electric mixer or spoon.

All you need is a silicone spatula. With a spatula, gently fold the cool whip into the melted chocolate. I have noticed that folding the cool whip into the chocolate results in a more airy and more light chocolate mousse.

The ceramist chocolate mousse

After the cool whip and melted chocolate and coconut oil are well incorporated, you can divide this mixture into 3 small bowls.

Now, you can enjoy this delicious chocolate concoction as is at room temperature.

Easy No-cook Egg-free, 3-ingredient, chocolate mousse

Or, you can decorate it with some chopped chocolate and/or some melted chocolate and dig in.

You can also store this 3-ingredient chocolate mousse, covered, in the refrigerator to enjoy during the week. As I mentioned before, this chocolate mousse is heavenly with some coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up. Or, with a glass of a sweet port for dessert.

There have been times when I made this chocolate mousse and used it to “frost” this grain-free chocolate cake. Yes, it serves as a delicious “frosting” too!

The easiest 3-ingredient chocolate mousse without heavy cream

As I used Cool Whip in this treat, it cannot be categorized as dairy-free.

Though, a little nugget of information I happened on recently was that the original Cool Whip was made without any dairy at all. But, in 2018, the recipe was changed to include dairy components.

If you would like to make this dairy-free, you could use Truwhip instead of the Cool Whip. I have not tried other dairy-free whipped topping options, so cannot recommend any others.

The Best 3-ingredient chocolate mousse without heavycream

I am going to stop rambling on now. I do so hope you give this recipe a try and I also hope you love this as much as I do.

The Best 3-ingredient chocolate mousse without heavycream

3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Shashi
This 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is an easy, quick, decadent treat to whip up when that chocolate craving hits. This delightfully creamy treat is made without any eggs or heavy cream and does not require any cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 TBSP Coconut oil
  • 1 +1/2 cup Cool Whip or any pre-packaged whipped topping

Instructions

  • Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a large microwave-safe bowl.
  • Place this bowl in a microwave and microwave for 30 seconds on high. Remove the bowl from the microwave and if the chocolate chips are melted, mix the melted coconut oil and chocolate chips until they are well incorporated. You can check to see if the chocolate chips are melted by running your spatula through them. If they easily mix with the coconut oil, you are good to mix away.
  • If the chocolate chips are not melted, then place the bowl back in the microwave and microwave for another 10 seconds. Remove and check to see if melted. Repeat until you can easily mix the chocolate and coconut oil together.
  • Then, using the spatula, fold the cool whip into the melted chocolate mixture. Fold until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Divide this chocolate mousse between 3 individual bowls.
  • Serve as is or decorated with chopped chocolate and/or melted chocolate.
  • This mousse can be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 16mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g
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6 Comments

  1. One of my favorite desserts!! And I can make it at home now, I love that! And no baking required.. just amazing, thank you for this easy recipe!

  2. Oooo…I’m thinking how good a spoonful of this chocolate mousse would taste next to my second cup of coffee right now. (I have a thing for coffee + chocolate!) Honestly, you had me at chocolate mousse, but then I saw the 3 ingredient part…I’m ALL in!

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