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Easy Chocolate Mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Serves 4   | Total time: about 40 minutes Prep time:10 min.  | Chilling time: at least 30 min.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill for 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the pudding mix with the milk until very thick.
  2. In another bowl, beat the heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla
  3. using an electric hand mixer until peaks form. Reserve few teaspoons for garnish.
  4. Add whipped cream, and Fold gently into the pudding until it's well combined.
  5. Spoon into dessert glasses and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. 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.

Recipe Notes

  • 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.