Ann Reardon

Easy 2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Recipe

easy chocolate mousse recipe

The easiest chocolate mousse you’ll ever make. All you need is chocolate and water! Perfect when you need a dessert a hurry. Get started with the first step, throw it in the freezer and make your mains. Then whip this up and serve. Done!


Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

180g (6.35 ounces) dark chocolate
60mL (2.03 fluid ounces) or 1/4 cup water
Extra 70mL (2.37 fluid ounces) or 2 1/2 tablespoons cold water from the fridge


Milk Chocolate Mousse

180g (6.35 ounces) milk chocolate
60mL (2.03 fluid ounces) or 1/4 cup water
Extra 60mL (2.03 fluid ounces) or 1/4 cup cold water from the fridge


White Chocolate Mousse

180g (6.35 ounces) white chocolate
60mL (2.03 fluid ounces) or 1/4 cup water
Extra 40mL (1.35 fluid ounces) or 3 Tblsp cold water from the fridge

Place the chocolate of your choice and the 60ml of water into a bowl. Microwave on high heat on full power for 30 seconds, stir well. Heat for another 20 seconds and stir again. The mixture should be smooth with all the chocolate melted. If you still have unmelted chocolate give it 10 seconds more in the microwave.
Put the mixture into a plastic bag, seal at the top and flatten. Place in the freezer for 1 hour. Flattening it in the bag increases the surface area so it cools down more quickly than it would in the bowl.
Whip the chilled chocolate mixture on high speed using electric mixers until smooth and paler. Add a little of the cold water at a time.

Pour or pipe into glasses.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve. Super easy!

2 ingredient chocolate mousse recipe

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  1. Rating: 5

    OMG!!! Made this, and it tasted SO GOOD!!! Also, it was quick and easy. 180 grams is equal to, I think, 1 cup of chocolate and a little more. Thanks!

  2. Rating: 5

    I tried the Heston Blumenthal version with just chocolate and water. I love that you include directions for a tri-colored mousse! Looking forward to trying them. Thanks!!

  3. What’s the make and model of the hand mixer you use please?

    • Hi Chris, Ann uses a Breville Hand mixer but the model may not be the same as what is available to your region.

  4. Rating: 4.5

    OH! I love you!

  5. Rating: 4.5

    Great work, Ann, this is a brilliant non-dairy dessert, I love how easy it is to follow. One question: how many glasses will this fill? Thank you for the lovely video again, I can’t wait for next week!

    • i agree great pudding but it is not a non-dairy product as chocolate has milk in already when it is bought.

    • Hi Tara, Ann made 4 very full latte style glasses.

  6. Rating: 4.5

    You are so clever. Working with chocolate is always tricky but that looks so simple I will definitely try it..

  7. Hi Ann,
    Your quantities are for how many glasses?

    • Hi Susi, Ann made about 4 very full glasses.

  8. Hi Ann, I would like to make this recipe but I can’t find the conversions.

    • Hi Heather Lee, the quantities in grams are provided in the blog post above and this should appear with an automatic conversion to ounces in brackets).

  9. Rating: 5

    This is amazing, AWESOME stuff I must say.#thumbsup Ann

  10. Rating: 5

    Fabulous as always. I think you are the most creative person I have ever come into contact with 🙂

  11. Rating: 5

    Fabulous as always! I think you are the most creative person I have ever seen 🙂

  12. Rating: 5

    I really like a chocolate mousse. So I made my chocolate seeshels and mousse

    • Rating: 4.5

      Omg that looks amazing how did you make the shells?

    • Hi Love Peakcock, These look so yummy!

  13. I don’t have a microwave, can I melt the chocolate also au bain marie??

    • Hi Marian, That should be fine but obviously you will need to adjust the time to melt it sufficiently.

  14. Can’t wait to try this when I need a non-dairy dessert!

  15. Rating: 4.5

    Wonderful video once again and will give this ago. Thank you.

  16. I am very pleased with your receips learned a lot of beautiful and new ideas thank you

  17. Rating: 5

    Hi ann,
    In your chocolate secrets vedio u have said that if we put water over chocolate it will seize. Then how doesnt it seize in this one. Is it because of real chocolate. Please waiting for your reply.

    • If you can a small amount of chocolate to water it will seize but if you put more thatn a quarter of the total chcholate quantity by weight, then it won’t seize. This is similar to ganache where we add cream which has a good percentage of water.

  18. How much is 180g of chocolate in cups?

    • Hi Julia, we don’t give chocolate measurement in cups as it will vary greatly from solid chocolate, grated chocolate, choc melts etc. That is why weiight is given in grams or ounces as this will always appear on the packet.

  19. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann! Could you possibly make a classic birthday cake? Awesome video again! <3

  20. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann,
    I’m such a huge fan of yours!!!
    I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks wonderful!
    My question is can this be used as a filling in a layered/tiered cake covered with fondant? And does it have to be refrigerated?
    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents,
    Ruth D

    • Hi Ruth, As there is no gelatin in this it will not be firm enough to hold it’s shape as a filling in a cake.

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