A quick, easy chocolate mousse that will please everyone. Great for potlucks and layered deserts! I recommend chilling for about half an hour to firm and give a nice chill, but this can be eaten right after making. Feel free to adjust the amount of chocolate you use. This is a great recipe if you need a chocolate layer for deserts.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat heavy whipping cream in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer until it begins to thicken. Add chocolate pudding and vanilla extract; continue beating until thick enough to hold shape and begins to gather on the beaters. Fold banana into the mousse.

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Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.9g 6% DV; fat 29.7g 46% DV; cholesterol 108.7mg 36% DV; sodium 227.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
This was super easy to make and it has a great flavor. I was a little afraid of adding the pudding cause of the review that I had read but if you follow the recipe you won't have any problems. Great and super easy recipe!!! My family loves it. Two thumbs up Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
I'm not really sure what I did wrong here. The flavor was good and it is definitely an easy mousse recipe well if it works out its easy. When I added the chocolate pudding it hardened the minute I added it into the cream. When I tried to mix it in as gently as I could it thickened up way to quickly and ended up looking a mess and not all of the pudding mixed in so it left little specks of dry pudding mix. I whipped some extra cream and folded that in to try and lighten it up. Could have been my pudding maybe it was old or something? The flavor was nice but the texture was just off. I think it would be better to mix 1/2 cup of the cream with the pudding and whisk that together before trying to add it into the slightly thickened cream. Served it with sliced bananas and whipped cream on top. The family liked it. Read More
(15)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
I'm not really sure what I did wrong here. The flavor was good and it is definitely an easy mousse recipe well if it works out its easy. When I added the chocolate pudding it hardened the minute I added it into the cream. When I tried to mix it in as gently as I could it thickened up way to quickly and ended up looking a mess and not all of the pudding mixed in so it left little specks of dry pudding mix. I whipped some extra cream and folded that in to try and lighten it up. Could have been my pudding maybe it was old or something? The flavor was nice but the texture was just off. I think it would be better to mix 1/2 cup of the cream with the pudding and whisk that together before trying to add it into the slightly thickened cream. Served it with sliced bananas and whipped cream on top. The family liked it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
This was super easy to make and it has a great flavor. I was a little afraid of adding the pudding cause of the review that I had read but if you follow the recipe you won't have any problems. Great and super easy recipe!!! My family loves it. Two thumbs up Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2019
It does come out too thick when instant pudding is used. Instead of pudding I used chocolate chips...it came out just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2015
I love it!!!!!!!!! If you want to make a different flavor switch the pudding mixes I made chocolate and lemon and they both were great!!!! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2014
It got way to thick as soon as pudding was put in. Won't make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2020
Best ever!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2015
It was way too thick like fudge icing. I added 1 cup of fat free milk and it was better. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/03/2017
We had the same problem as some others our mousse got too thick too fast....and we deliberatly didn' t over whip it before adding the pudding mix. We're stumped but ate it anyway Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2018
Very easy and tastes great. Read More