Chocolate cheesecake mousse is the sweet chocolate dessert you have been dreaming about. It is creamy, easy to make and only requires 5 simple ingredients. In fact, I bet you have most of the ingredients on hand to make this easy chocolate cheesecake mousse with cocoa powder. Let me show you how to make this easy chocolate dessert today!
What is chocolate cheesecake mousse?
This is a fluffy pudding like dessert that doesn’t require any baking. It’s considered a cheesecake due to the cream cheese. This mousse is super creamy and makes a great dessert to share.
Are you a chocolate fan? I know I am! I love a good chocolate dessert. My favorite chocolate dessert? One that I can share with others! This mousse is perfect for sharing and full of chocolate-y goodness!
Chocolate Mousse with Cocoa Powder- Ingredients:
You only need a few basic ingredients to make this impressive mousse. Your friends and family will think you spend hours in the kitchen, when it only takes a few minutes to prepare. To make chocolate cheesecake mousse you will need:
- Cream cheese
- Heavy cream
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Shaved chocolate
Cream cheese – You need one 8 oz block of cream cheese. Make sure you take it out a few hours before you plan to make this mousse so that it softens up.
Heavy cream – You need 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. This can be found near the milk in most grocery stores. Save the rest for your coffee or other dessert recipes!
Cocoa powder – Use a high quality cocoa powder for this recipe. The better the quality cocoa powder, the better tasting your mousse will turn out.
Vanilla extract – Feel free to use whatever vanilla extract you prefer here. You can even use your own homemade vanilla extract!
Powdered sugar – The powdered sugar helps sweeten the heavy cream. Grab a bag in the baking aisle.
Shaved chocolate – This is for topping the mousse and is optional. You can also top the mousse with fresh strawberries, raspberries or chocolate chips.
How to make chocolate cheesecake mousse
Once you have gathered all your ingredients you will also need to grab:
- Two mixing bowls
- Hand held mixer
- Large Ziplock bag or piping bag
- Measuring cups and spoons
Step 1 Whip the heavy cream
In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. You can do this with a handheld mixer or a stand mixer. This should take about 5 minutes to get the right consistency.
Step 2 Make the cheesecake filling
In another large mixing bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whip until fluffy.
Step 3 Combine heavy cream and cheesecake mixture
Add the chocolate cheesecake mixture to the whipped heavy cream and fold together using a spatula. Be sure to scratch down the sides of the bowl to fully incorporate.
Step 4 Add to bag
Scoop the chocolate cheesecake mousse into a large Ziplock bag or piping bag. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour for the mousse to settle and thicken a bit.
Step 5 Serve
Cut one of the corners of the Ziplock bag and squeeze into a serving cup or small dish. Top with grated chocolate and enjoy!
How to store leftovers
This mousse stores very well in the fridge! You can place any leftovers in an airtight container or place a piece of cling wrap over the top of the cup or dish if you already dished it up. It will stay fresh for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze it?
Absolutely! Place mousse in a Ziplock bag and place in the freezer for storage. It will keep for up to 3 months, if stored properly. To eat, place the frozen mousse in the fridge to thaw. Squeeze or spoon into serving dishes and enjoy!
You only need a few basic ingredients to make this impressive mousse. Your friends and family will think you spend hours in the kitchen, when it only takes a few minutes to prepare.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Shaved or grated chocolate for topping, optional
- In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth.
- Scoop the chocolate mixture into the bowl with the heavy cream and fold together. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the sides of the bowl and fully incorporate all the ingredients.
- Scoop into a large Ziplock bag or piping bag. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- When ready to serve, squeeze into a serving cup or dish. Top with grated or shaved chocolate and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g
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