Eggless, Gelatin-free Chocolate Mousse recipe with Mascarpone Cheese
Light and airy Chocolate Mousse made with just 3 ingredients is so simple and easy to make. No eggs and no Gelatin 10 min., Chocolate Mousse Recipe.
Creamy Light and airy Chocolate Mousse made without eggs and gelatin. A perfect Mousse recipe for Vegetarians who want to enjoy this classic French dessert. Serve it for parties or get togethers . OR, make for your kids and loved ones on any special occasions.
What is Mousse
Mousse is a light, creamy and airy French dessert made with chocolate, eggs and gelatin.
Once in a while I make Mousse on special occasions for my family or when guests are visiting. Since we are vegetarians I make egg free and gelatin free versions. There are quite a few different ways in which you create vegetarian Mousse.. like this creamy, light and airy Mango Mousse where I use gelatin-free White Chocolate Pudding available in US stores.
This mousse recipe is perfect for those who don't like agar- agar based desserts or don't get this Instant Vanilla Pudding.
Chocolate Mousse with Mascarpone Cheese
A fun and keto friendly dessert, with no extra sugar, I added Vanilla Essence you can add flavor of your Choice like Orange, which is my second favourite.
The recipe is also perfect for those who avoid eggs in their diet due to allergies.
Mascarpone Cheese in the recipe adds to the richness and whipped cream makes it light and airy.
Ingredients for Chocolate Mousse
Mascarpone Cheese adds to the richness and sets a texture and gives structure to mousse that is added to mousse with gelatin.
Mascarpone is Italian Cheese used in many savory and dessert preparations like the famous Tiramisu or in pasta preparations. You can use in making fruit creams, substitute it in place of whipped cream, add in soups and use as a spread on sandwiches or dips.
A good quality Chocolate/Chocolate Chips, use milk or semi-sweet. Bitter-sweet chocolate too but then probably you will have to add extra sugar to adjust the sweetness.
Any good quality whipped cream. I used Dairy Whipped Cream, whipped it to soft peaks. Store-bought Cool Whip or any other non-dairy cream also that we use for frosting cakes and cupcakes. Do not use frozen cream.
Vanilla Essence to enhance the flavor. You can add orange essence for citrusy flavor or Mint Essence for refreshing minty flavor.
Pinch of salt to balance the flavor.
If not making for kids you can always add a tsp of Instant Coffee granules in melted chocolate. I adds on to the enhanced flavor.
Substitute for Mascarpone Cheese- Cream Cheese can be used as a substitute, but it will taste slightly different, Clotted Cream if availabe in your stores especially UK is a good substitute for it. A friend who lives in UK shared that she makes mousse using clotted cream.
Nicely whipped Ricotta Cheese can also be used, but it have slight different taste and texture.
Method to make Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse
Making it is a such a breeze!! just need few minutes to make this delicious creamy mousse. Use a silicone spatula to fold the cream and chocolate cheese for uniform folding of the mixture.
You can melt chocolate on double broiler or in microwave(HIGH). Keep on stirring chocolate. Be very careful that not a drop of water goes into chocolate before you mix it with cream. Even a tiny droplet of water spoils the chocolate while it is melting and you don't get the creamy smooth and shinny texture.
If you are using fresh cream, use a handheld whisk or electric whisk/beater to beat cream. this one comes handy especially when making big batch).
Pls Note..Due to some technical issue I am not able to upload the stepwise Video of making Mousse. Will soon update it.
Ways to serve light and creamy Chocolate Mousse
Best and simplest way to enjoy Mousse is on it's own, topped with some more whipped cream or chocolate shavings. But you can always get creative and come up with your own ideas to relish it.
I served it in ready to use store bought Phyllo Cups dusted with finely grated White Chocolate and paired with fresh Raspberries and Blue Berries.
Mousse served in Phyllo cups makes a perfect dessert for your parties which you can make ahead few hours before your gathering.
It can also be used as filling or frosting for cakes and cupcakes. I used half of the mousse for filling in chocolate cake that I made for my daughter's birthday.
My elder one's birthday just gone by and she asked me to bake her favourite Chocolate Truffle Cake and Chocolate Mousse!! My kids especially my daughter just loves anything with Chocolate. Be it this Fudgy Almond Chocolate cake or these Chocolate Garam Masala Cookies she can have chocolate in any form!!
She had invited a small group of friends and they enjoyed the treat of Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse and Berries dessert Cups and my homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Cujan Potatoes and Basil Pesto Paneer Tikka.
Recipe Card for Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse
Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 8 Oz Mascarpone Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Whipped Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essense
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave. It takes about 1-2 mins,, in microwave on HIGH(1000W) to melt Chocolate.
- Keep on stirring chocolate on regular intervals. Cool melted chocolate at room temperature.
- Whip cream to medium soft peaks. Refrigerate till further use. You can use Whip Cool too.
- In a mixing bowl, add mascarpone and vanilla essence. Add melted chocolate and mix it thoroughly. Do not whip at high speed.
- Fold in cheese and chocolate mixture with whipped cream light hands using a silicone spatula.
- Serve in shot glasses/pastry bowls, tarts with grated chocolate/more whipped cream and berries.
- Refrigerate till the time of serving.
Linking Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse, to my Facebook Foodie group A-Z Recipe Challenge, where all the participating members are sharing dishes that has one of the main ingredient that starts with the letter of the month. This month the letter is M. One of the main ingredient in my recipe is Mascarpone .
Other Chocolate and Cream based dessert recipes which you and your family especially kids will love.. Chocolate Pudding(Eggless and Gelatin-free), Strawberry Cream, Chocolate Tarts with Ferrero Rocher Mousse, White Chocolate Pudding.
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Can Chocolate Marscarpone be used? I received some in error in a grocery order.
I never used it but guess you can use it.
This mousse is excellent. I used half dark chocolate chips and half milk chocolate chips. Turned out rich and creamy.
Can this mousse be held for a couple days?
You can store it for 2-3 days.. I haven't stored it for long so can't comment whether you can store it for longer period.
Mousse looks so chocolatey and creamy. As my family don't like sweets so i really prepare any sweet dishes. As your recipe is eggless and gelatin free bookmarking it. I will prepare it for me in this quarantine period.
Much easy peasy mousse this is. Serving them in little phylo cups with fruits as a small portion size snack for kids is a lovely idea Swaty ! Overall it really looks gorgeous 🙂
The mousse looks so soft and creamy ! A perfect chocolatey treat for any special occasion !
Swati - am in a sugar coma just looking at the delicious Chocolatey treat 🙂 .. am sure the combo of mascarone and cream created a magic.. thanks for sharing a gelatin-free mousse recipe. bookmarked !
I could have this winter or summer, Swathy. That decadence of chocolate with the airy lightness of mascarpone, I can't describe how heavenly that will be, but can feel it and it is irresistable.
What a gorgeous looking mousse with light and creamy texture. Beautiful clicks along with the goodness of mascarpone makes this an must try recipe. Loved the gorgeous idea of serving them in cute small phylo cups 🙂
Oh That soft and creamy mousse is really a delight in those cute pastry cups.The mascarpone gives it a lovely texture. Awesome treat to enjoy without guilt in these cute small portions.
Just the dessert I need these days. Comforting, can be slowly relished with every spoonful. Loved the use of mascarpone for the lightness of the mousse and also the idea of serving them in little phylo cups with fruits as a small portion size snack for kids.
This easy peasy mousse looks absolutely gorgeous. Looking at rich and creamy texture I can imagine how delicious these might taste. This is a great recipe to make with my daughter.
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
What a beautiful looking mousse! The addition of the mascarpone cheese is surely a bonus... Love those tiny little tarts...
I can just imagine putting my feet up and slowly savouring this mousse one tiny spoon at a time and then reaching out for another serving.
I love the taste of mascarpone and this easy peasy mousse using the cheese is what I really want to try out. I'm definitely going to try and get some as this dessert without gelatin or eggs is a sure winner with vegetarians. Beautiful and pretty phyllo pastry cups...so cute.
Thank you Mayuriji!! Pls do try this.. Thanks for your appreciation and lovely words!!
Mousse looks so creamy and super yummy. Great part is you didn't use giletin or egg. Really loved it Swaty. Look, texture and colour everything looks amazing. Great share.
Thank you so much Sujataji for the lovely appreciation!!
The mousse looks so delicious and it will be one of the best dessert for me since I don't use gelatin or eggs. I loved that pic in which you have served in phyllo cups. As mentioned, it go with sandwiches too.
The Girl Next Door
Oh yum! The mousse looks so delicious, rich and perfect. I'd love to get my hands on a couple - or more of those tarts. The berries on top have my heart!
I love using mascarpone in my desserts too. It adds such a beautiful texture and taste to them!
The mousse looks very delicious and very well presented. Loved reading the detailed intro. I hardly make desserts as you know my kids are all in USA and no one to eat them.But I do make for my guests sometimes.