It is not a secret that my family is a chocoholic family if there is no chocolate we turn into sweet-a-holics. I do not think that is the actual term in the English language, but you got the point.
What I wanted to say, if there is no chocolate, I will take whatever as long as it is sweet. Since my hubby and I love February so much I have decided to test earlier this Orgasmic Chocolate Mousse. He loves chocolate so I know his
February is a month of love, plus both of our birthdays are 10 days apart in this month. We get pampered with each other just a bit more than usual
Anyhow back to the sweetness. This is so easy that you would not even believe it. I know it is not technically “homemade” if I do not slave over the stove, but, hey, I can rest and take a shortcut once in a while, right?
Trust me, you cannot fail to make this one. Plus, any chocoholic will love it. Do not tell the secret though how simple it is and that you used instant pudding because nobody needs to know. Just saying
Easy Chocolate Mousse
- One 3.9-ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 cup cold skim milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream + 1 teaspoon sugar or you can use pre-made thawed whipped cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- All Natural Maraschino Cherries
- Dark and White Chocolate Shavings for garnish
- In a large bowl, stir together the pudding mix with the milk until very thick.
- In another bowl, beat the heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla
- using an electric hand mixer until peaks form. Reserve few teaspoons for garnish.
- Add whipped cream, and Fold gently into the pudding until it’s well combined.
- Spoon into dessert glasses and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to serve, top each with a small dollop of the reserved whipped cream, maraschino cherry, and chocolate shavings. If you have a mint, stick one on the side for aroma and presentation.
- Mousse can be made ahead and in the fridge overnight in the closed container or cover the dessert glasses with alum foil. This instant pudding from Jell-o does not require cooking.
- Just in case if you have only that says “cook and serve”, I would not recommend! I tried it and it is just not the same.
- You can add 1/4 cup of strong espresso and mix it with the pudding or instead of the vanilla use a splash of Rum, but you can add both.
- Yes, you can use pre-made Whipped cream. it is inexpensive, saves you time and all you need to do is to thaw it. I love extra creamy one. So good.