With all the excitement just starting to settle after Christmas we quickly turn things around to gear up for the New Year’s celebration. But let’s face it, every year can’t be bells and whistles and having the super powers to entertain like Martha Stewart for both (I mean I know some years you are that super star) but the party still goes on!
So in light of a simple New Year celebration I opted to find an easy dessert that would still be special and delicious. With only 4 ingredients and so easy to prepare but ohhh so impressive, I’m happy to present this lovely, lazy chocolate mousse dessert to ring in your New Year.
You’ll never guess the secret ingredient that makes this mousse so simple and easy… marshmallows!! I know it sounds crazy but it’s true! I was sceptical at first to try this recipe as I normally like to make everything from scratch (including my marshmallows) but honestly I’m pooped from celebrating Christmas and my birthday and I’m not sure I have the energy this year to plan a huge meal and dessert. I still want to make it special, but without killing myself (who’s with me?). So when I came across this recipe on ‘Let’s Dish’ blog I thought what the heck lets give this a go! I was pleasantly surprised and happy to find this little gem of a recipe. It took no time at all to whip together and with hardly any mess too, what a bonus!!
This simple chocolate mousse would be cute to do in mini glasses to feed a crowd or just as elegant in large glasses like the ones I used in the photos. I’d serve the mousse with fresh berries, coffee and tea – it’s nice and light to finish your meal.
I hope all of you have a wonderful New Years with new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Thank you for following my blog through 2018 and I look forward to many exciting new adventures moving into 2019!
Easy Chocolate Mousse
This chocolate mousse is so simple yet so sophisticated and has only four ingredients! This is the perfect treat to ring in the new year, or for any holiday at that! Recipe adapted from Danelle from Let’s Dish Blog.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: French
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 4 ounces good quality semi sweet chocolate, chopped (I use Lindt)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- In a large pot mix marshmallows, chocolate and milk. Melt over medium low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows and chocolate are melted together. Cool completely.
- In a separate bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Remove 1/2 cup of whipping cream and set aside (this will be used to top mousse).
- Gently fold cooled chocolate mixture in whipped cream, in 2 additions until well mixed. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Spoon or pipe into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
- Serve with whipping cream and raspberries. I also topped my mousse with chocolate shavings.
This recipe calls for at least 1 hour of refrigeration, I did not find it necessary.
Make sure to refrigerate your mousse in its serving dishes, as once it’s cold the texture will change and will not look smooth (that’s what happened in my photos).
- Serving Size: 1 dessert of 6
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 16.3g
- Sodium: 22mg
- Fat: 16.7
- Saturated Fat: 10.4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1.3g
- Cholesterol: 42mg
Keywords: Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Pudding, New ears Dessert, Christmas Dessert, Dessert Chocolate
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Our family just enjoyed the chocolate mousse for our new year’s day dinner. It was super easy to put together and looked very elegant. I didn’t have dark chocolate so had to use milk chocolate. One comment was – tasted like a fudgesicle !!!
Hi Jane, that’s so nice to hear, thank you for sharing. 🙂
So delicious! The mousse tasted like a chocolate cloud…the perfect light dessert, and with the sweet raspberry as topper!
Thanks for the lovely comment Christine. Have a wonderful holiday!