Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint Whipped Cream

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint Whipped Cream. Topped with crumbled mint Oreos. Takes only 15 minutes of prep time!

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Have you guys tried the new Mint Oreos yet? They are amazing! I’ve always loved the mint and chocolate combination and now I’ve taken it a step further. Rich and airy chocolate mousse topped with a sweet peppermint whipped cream. Top it off with some crumbled mint Oreos and you have an amazing dessert!

The mousse is extremely easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry.

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Chocolate Mousse is not as difficult to make as you would think. To make the chocolate mousse whisk egg yolks on the highest speed until they thicken. Meanwhile, heat 1/2 of the heavy cream in a saucepan. Add a splash of the warm milk to the egg mixture and stir gently. (We are shocking the eggs so they do not scramble). Next add the egg mixture with the rest of the milk into the sauce pan and cook until thick. Add in chocolate and stir until melted. Whip the remaining heavy cream and fold into the chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set.

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The chocolate mousse is light, airy and rich. I used semi-sweet chocolate squares for this recipe. Dark chocolate would also work great just make sure to use a good quality chocolate.

This recipe makes about 2 to 4 serving depending on the glass you serve it in. I used two large glasses which would be perfect for sharing. Or not! You can also use 4 smaller glasses for individual portions.

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Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint Whipped Cream

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 small servings or 2 large servings
3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint Whipped Cream. Topped with crumbled mint Oreos. Takes only 15 minutes of prep time!

Ingredients

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream divided
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate I used squares
  • mint for topping if desired
  • Oreo mint cookies for topping if desired

Peppermint Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • a couple drops of peppermint extract

Instructions

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

  1. Add egg yolks to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. On the highest speed whisk yolks until they thicken. Takes about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat ½ cup heavy cream in a medium saucepan. Do not boil just warm up the milk.
  3. Add a splash of the warm milk to the egg mixture and stir gently. We are shocking the eggs so they do not get too hot and scramble.
  4. Add the eggs with the rest of the milk into the saucepan.
  5. Cook mixture until thickened, 2 minutes, stir constantly.
  6. Add in chocolate and stir until melted and take off of the heat.
  7. Meanwhile, add the remaining ½ cup of heavy cream to the stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whisk until cream forms soft peaks. Very carefully fold the whipped heavy cream into the chocolate mixture. Place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to set.
  8. Before serving top with the peppermint whipped cream.
  9. Top with fresh mint leaves and Mint Oreos if desired.

Peppermint Whipped Cream

  1. Add cream and sugar to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whisk until cream forms soft peaks. Add in a couple drops of peppermint extract or more to taste. Serve on top of the chocolate mousse.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint Whipped Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 262mg87%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1879IU38%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Mousse with Peppermint Whipped Cream, Easy Desserts, Individual Desserts, Peppermint Whipped Cream

 

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