Hot Cocoa Mousse

 

Today we had our first snow of the season and School was cancelled.  My kids were so excited, that they were out frolicking in the snow by 9:00 am.   Since I had some free time, I decided to do what I do best…  make a yummy dessert!  I instantly thought of chocolate Mousse since I already had heavy whipping cream on hand. To me, mousse is a sophisticated Adult dessert.  It’s lighter than pudding but has a whipped texture and a flavor that’s rich and decadent.  I knew with picky eaters, I had to make a Mousse that was “kid friendly” and would appeal to them.  As I was searching for a recipe online, I came across one on Betty Crocker.  It was actually made with Hot Cocoa mix which happens to be my kids favorite drink.  Since I had plenty of hot cocoa mix, I decided to give it a whirl and in less than 10 minutes I had the most amazing Mousse to serve my kiddos when they came in from the cold.   This was a winner!

Hot Chocolate Mousse
 
 
 
 

These are the ingredients you need to make your mousse.  It doesn’t have to be made with expensive chocolate to be yummy.  Use any brand or flavor of Cocoa that you like best.  You can also substitute the extract for coffee extract and use nutmeg instead of cinnamon.   Make it your own and make it YUMMY!

 
Once you whip up your heavy cream (literally takes a minute) to soft peaks then you will add your sugar and cocoa mix just until combined.
 
 
 
Then add your cinnamon (special ingredient that gives it a kick) and vanilla.  Mix well.  Immediately spoon into individual serving dishes and eat right away or chill in the refrigerator for later.
 
 
 

 

That’s all folks.  It’s that simple.  In less than ten minutes you will be eating the most amazing Mousse you have ever made.  Top it how you wish and dig in!

Hot Cocoa Mousse
(originally posted on Betty Crocker by blogger Baked Bree )

Ingredients

1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 packages (1.25 oz each) instant hot cocoa mix (any flavor)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Ground cinnamon, if desired
Sprinkle with chocolate chips, chocolate curls, sprinkles or candy, if desired

Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high-speed until cream begins to thicken.
  2. On medium speed, beat in powdered sugar and cocoa mix until blended. Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and the vanilla; beat on high speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Spoon mousse into individual dessert dishes. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Refrigerate until ready to serve
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Comments

  1. I can’t wait for you to try it! It’s heaven.

  2. Oh, Dina! I can’t wait to try this.

  3. It looks so good!!!!!!!!

  4. This looks so good, trying it tonight. Where did you get those mugs, they are so cute

  5. ooohhh – that looks sooo good!

  6. I so want to make this! We were stuck at home today because of ice-would have been nice to have. Stopping by from SITS!

  7. OMG – I just gained a few pounds just LOOKING at that deliciousness!

    Popped in from SITS Girls best post of the week.

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  8. Thanks Ladies. I appreciate your comments! :)

  9. Oh wow! How adorable. Looks super delicious too! I love how you styled the photo and that cute mug! New follower visiting from the SITS Saturday Sharefest :)

  10. I love this recipe, looks delicious! Beautiful pics too!

  11. This looks soooo good!! I will have to try it! Beautiful pics too!

  12. yumm!! oh fyi, mine is pink too ;)

  13. What adorable mugs! The perfect cup for your decadent treat.
    The funny thing about snow days is that just when every one COULD sleep in….no one sleeps in :)

  14. Yum! Agreed, it looks delicious!

  15. Mmmmmmm. Nice blog. Following you.

  16. This looks delicious! :)

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