Easy Faux Chocolate Mousse


This is a quick recipe that tricks the eyes and the palate in to thinking it's authentic chocolate mousse made with cream and eggs.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips


  1. Mix mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

  2. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.

  3. Fold melted chocolate into the mascarpone cheese mixture.

  4. Refrigerate until set, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
32g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 46mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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