decadent chocolate mousse from The Jewish Kitchen

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Chocolaty, rich, creamy mousse is topped with homemade whipped cream, chocolate shavings and fresh berries for a melt-in-your mouth dessert that will have your guests begging for more.
Course Desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 bar Hershey's chocolate, 7 ounces (large bar)
  • 1 container Cool Whip, 12 ounces thawed
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • dark chocolate block for shaving
  • fresh raspberries or strawberries for garnish


  1. Break up the chocolate bar into small pieces. Melt in microwave on high heat at 30 second intervals. Stir when you check the chocolate every 30 seconds. When melted, remove from microwave and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Gently fold Cool Whip into the melted chocolate. Do not over mix. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours to set up.

To Make the Whipped Cream

  1. Beat whipping cream in electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks begin to form. Add in vanilla and sugar.
  2. Spoon mousse into bowls and top with a heaping spoonful of whipped cream. For an extra flourish you can use a pastry bag and tip to pipe the whipped cream. Add chocolate shavings and berries if desired. Serve immediately.