Peppermint Chocolate Mousse

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Jan. 17, 2014

What flavor do you think of when you think of the Holidays? For fall its obviously pumpkin, and for Christmas peppermint! I love peppermint and anything that has it in it minus peppermint coffee. That stuff is nasty. Sorry in advance for anyone that likes peppermint coffee. Anyways, we all know that this time of the year can be chaotic with all the family coming to visit. Sometimes you have to entertain against your will and that can be stressful. This is an incredibly easy dessert that you can whip up in minutes and let set up in the fridge for dinner that night.


Semi sweet chocolate chips 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sugar 3 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Pinch
Whole milk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Egg whites 3
Peppermint extract 1/4 Teaspoon
Heavy whipping cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Powdered sugar 2 Tablespoon
For garnish
Crushed peppermint candies 1 Tablespoon



1. In a pan over high heat add your milk and let it come up to a simmer.

2. In a bowl, add in the chocolate chips, sugar, salt, and add the hot milk. Let it sit there, without stirring, for 1 minute.

3. Stir well to combine all the milk, chocolate, and sugar.

4. Whisk in the peppermint extract and egg whites. Whisk vigorously for about a minutes or so.

5. Add the chocolate mousse to the cups and put in the refrigerator to let chill for about 6 hours, or overnight.


6. In a bowl, beat together whipping cream with powdered sugar until light peaks.

7. Put a dollop of whipped cream on the top of the mousse.


8. Sprinkle the top with some crushed peppermint candies and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 278Calories from Fat 132

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 162 mg6.75%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 27 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet