Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Easy Chocolate Mousse
This Easy Chocolate Mousse is the best! It comes together so quickly with just three ingredients: pudding mix, milk, and Cool Whip. You can change it up in so many ways by adding mix-ins or using different pudding mix flavors. It's also a great filling for pies and a cool, creamy frosting for cakes.
As an added bonus, it's easy to make low calorie, low sugar, and low fat depending on the type of ingredients you use!
- Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
- White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Pudding Mousse
- Family Recipe for Banana Pudding
- chocolate pudding mix
- Cool Whip
Your Questions Answered: Mousse Made with Cool Whip
Can you add melted chocolate to Cool Whip?
Yes. This is another great method for making an easy chocolate mousse using Cool Whip! There are two important steps to adding melted chocolate to Cool Whip. The first is making sure that the melted chocolate isn't too hot. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before adding it to the Cool Whip. The second step is to mix in the melted chocolate a little at a time, not pouring it all into the Cool Whip at once.
What can you add to mousse made with Cool Whip?
These are some of my favorite mix-ins:
- Oreo crumbles
- Chips Ahoy! crumbles
- peanut butter
- whipped cream cheese
- dulce de leche
- mini chocolate chips
- sprinkles + 1/2 tsp almond extract + 1/2 tsp butter extract + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (tastes like cake batter!)
Mrs. Richardson's Caramel Topping
Rainbow Sprinkles (Jimmies)
Oreo Medium-Small Crumbles
Can whipping cream substitute for Cool Whip?
Yes! Just remember that whipping cream doubles its volume when whipped, so you only need 1/2 cup cream for every 1 cup Cool Whip. See my Stabilized Whipped Cream recipe.
Layer the mousse with pieces of cake, brownies, or soft-baked cookies to create a delicious trifle. Add berries, chocolate or caramel sauce, and whipped cream in between the layers.
Try using banana flavored pudding mix in this mousse recipe to create a stunning banana pudding trifle with layers of Nilla Wafers, banana slices, and caramel sauce.
Layer this mousse with your favorite ice cream toppings in individual dessert dishes to make delicious parfaits that are perfect for serving to guests!
Here are some of my favorite dishes for serving desserts individually:
Glass Tulip Dessert Bowls
Pudding/Yogurt Jars (8 count)
5 Ounce Dessert Cups (Plastic)
Layer this mousse on top of a chilled cake– something like a Tres Leches or a poke cake.
Instant pudding mix comes in such a wide variety of flavors; which is great for this recipe, because it means the sky is the limit! Mix and match pudding flavors with mix-ins to create a million different variations of pudding mousse.
Here are a few delicious ideas:
- 3.4 ounces instant pudding mix
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 8 ounces Cool Whip
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g