Mousse with Chocolate and Raspberries

Delicate mousse cups with a chocolate layer and fresh raspberries.

Our Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse recipe is another great no-bake dessert.

Cups of chocolate a mousse with raspberries topped with fresh raspberries.

Okay, can I just say this mousse is fantastic?. It’s so creamy and light. Topped with a chocolate layer and fresh raspberries. Oh, yumminess. The first time I tried this was at a friends baby shower, her mom Natalya made these.  It was a hit with just about everyone that attended the party. She was kind to share the recipe with me and well I get to share it with you. It’s fantastic.
It’s a personal preference what you serve the mouse in. I used martini glasses, I think they look so appealing. You can also just use regular plastic cups or even a glass dish. If using smaller cups than the martini glasses, you will get more than 12 glasses.

How to make homemade mousse recipe.

how to make mousse cups with chocolate-

  • In a bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until it begins to thicken.
  • Once the heavy whipping forms soft peaks, add in sour cream and sugar and mix.
  • In a saucepan add cold milk and sprinkle with gelatin, and let sit for about 2-4 minutes.
  • Mix together milk and gelatin until warn, NOT HOT.
  • Pour milk into a bowl and add in with the rest of the ingredients and mix.
  • Evenly divide the mousse among the martini glasses.
  • Place in refrigerator for half an hour to an hour. Mousse should completely thicken before adding the chocolate layer.

How to make cups of mousse with a chocolate layer.

  • Make the chocolate layer- Combine together sugar, gelatin, and cocoa. Mix vigorously until smooth.
  • Mix together half and half with water.
  • Keep mixing until everything becomes very warm, do not boil. Remove from heat and let cool completely before adding to mousse.
  • Since the mousse was refrigerated and is cold when the chocolate layer is poured, it will thicken on contact, pour quickly and spread evenly atop the mouse.
  • Pour chocolate into the middle and spread. Finish one cup then go to the next. Refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight. Add raspberries before serving.

Mousse with Chocolate and Raspberries in cups next to fresh raspberries.

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Mousse with Chocolate and Raspberries

Delicate mousse cups with a chocolate layer and fresh raspberries.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mousse
Servings: 12 mousse glasses
Calories: 396kcal

Ingredients

Mousse-

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 unflavored gelatin envelopes
  • 1 cup whole milk

Chocolate layer-

Instructions

Mousse Layer

  • For the heavy whipping to beat quicker, place whisks and bowl in the freezer for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream to a bowl and beat on medium speed until cream starts to thicken, about 1 ½ minutes. Turn speed to high and beat until soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Don’t OVERBEAT.
  • Once heavy whipping cream is beaten, add sour cream and sugar. Mix on low speed just until sugar is well incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan pour the cold milk and sprinkle gelatin over it. To avoid gelatin from clumping, let it sit about 2-4 minutes. Place on a stove top. Continuously mixing, let the gelatin completely melt and get very warm, NOT hot and do NOT boil. (If milk got too hot too quickly, set aside and let it cool a bit before adding to the rest of the ingredients.)
  • Pour milk into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients and with a spatula mix until everything is combine.
  • Evenly divide the mousse among the glasses.
  • Place in refrigerator for half an hour to an hour. Mousse should completely thicken before adding chocolate layer.

Chocolate Layer

  • Combine the sugar, gelatin and cocoa. Mix half and half with the water. Pour liquid into bowl mix vigorously with whisks so the gelatin doesn’t get clumpy. Place onto the stove top. Keep mixing until everything becomes very warm, do not boil. Remove from heat and let cool completely before adding to mousse.
  • Since the mousse was refrigerated and is cold when the chocolate layer is poured, it will thicken on contact, pour quickly and spread evenly atop the mouse. Pour chocolate into the middle and spread. Finish one cup then go to the next. Refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight. Add raspberries before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Mousse with Chocolate and Raspberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Show 15 Comments
  • Angie 03/21/2018, 6:48 pm Link Reply

    This looks delicious but I am confused…the recipe looks more like a panna cotta than a mousse. Is the texture fluffy like Whipped cream(Mousse) or more like a creamy gelatin(Panna Cotta)? I just have never seen a mousse with gelatin in it. Thank you.

    • admin 03/22/2018, 11:14 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Angie. You are right, it’s more of a Panna Cotta than a mousse. That was the recipe the lady had for it that shared it with me and I just kind of kept it like that. 🙂

  • Irina 12/30/2016, 11:09 pm Link Reply

    Thank you so much for the fast reply!! Happy new year!

  • Irina 12/30/2016, 3:13 pm Link Reply

    Hi! I was wondering about the gelatin. I’ve never made anything with it before so I want to make sure I get this right. The gelatin comes in a little box and inside it says 4 envelopes. So my question is, when you say package is it 4 of the gelatin boxes? Or 4 of the envelopes? Thank you in advance!

    • admin 12/30/2016, 4:05 pm Link Reply

      I’m so sorry Irinka, that’s my fault. I was unclear about that, I’ll be sure to note that on the recipe. It’s 4 of the envelopes:). I sure hope you enjoy this. Happy New Year.

  • Natalya 09/18/2014, 2:17 pm Link Reply

    Mmm I see you posted Natasha Mans mousse cups. They were so good will have to try making them this weekend. Thanks for posting the recipe 🙂

    • admin 09/18/2014, 4:31 pm Link Reply

      Natalya,
      She was kind and shared the recipe with me, didn’t mind me posting so here it is.. Enjoy and it really is good and very simple to make.. 🙂

  • mariya K 09/08/2014, 3:21 pm Link Reply

    Would I be able to make this in one large glass dish? Like people do birds milk, or is it too soft and will fall apart when I cu it? Thank you! I love u r recipes have made many things from here:)

    • admin 09/08/2014, 4:02 pm Link Reply

      Mariya,
      Yes definitely can do this in a 9×13 glass dish. I actually did that over the weekend for my family. Do add the raspberries though. They give it so much flavor:)… It will cut perfectly.
      I’m so glad you have made few things from here. So nice to get feedback=).

      • mariya K 09/10/2014, 9:33 pm Link

        Thank you for the reply, I will make it this weekend:) yes my favorite is the broccoli cheese salad make it all the time! I usually don’t leave comments but I wanted you to know that people are using and loving your recipes and that u shouldn’t stop sharing them:) thanks again!

      • admin 09/11/2014, 12:56 pm Link

        Thank you, thank you Mariya. :O):O)

  • valyastasteofhome 09/08/2014, 2:13 am Link Reply

    Love this recipe! And your bright pictures!!! 🙂

    • admin 09/08/2014, 8:16 am Link Reply

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Katya @ Little Broken 09/07/2014, 9:16 pm Link Reply

    Hi Valentina. Stumbled on your blog through foodgawker. Love all your recipes, especially desserts! Your cakes look amazing!

    • admin 09/08/2014, 8:07 am Link Reply

      Katya,
      Aww. Thank you. Yes desserts are MY FAV to work with.. My hubby has such a sweet tooth so need to keep him happy:). Welcome to my blog.

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