Rich chocolate mousse

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
12 min
10 min
2 min
Once you make creamy homemade mousse, you'll won't ever go back. And because our version takes just 12 minutes to make and requires 5 ingredients, you may find yourself making it again and again. All you have to do is bring some half-and-half to a boil, then stir in the semisweet chocolate, vanilla extract, and salt. Whip the sour cream until it's light and fluffy, then beat in the chocolate mixture. Divide the mousse among glasses, and dessert is served. You can also add a teaspoon or two of a favorite liqueur, such as raspberry, orange, or hazelnut, to the sour cream while beating it to add a touch more flavor.


Fat-free half-and-half


Semisweet chocolate

8 oz, or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Table salt


Fat free sour cream

1½ cup(s)


  1. Bring the half-and-half just to a boil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the chocolate. Let stand about 2 minutes, then whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the sour cream in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low. Add the chocolate mixture in 3 additions, beating just until combined. Divide the mousse evenly among 4 wineglasses or dessert dishes. Refrigerate, covered, until thoroughly chilled and set, at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. Yields 3⁄4 cup per serving.