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Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse


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Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse is a creamy and rich mousse that can help you satisfy your chocolate cravings. Mousse sounds like it might be complicated, but with this Instant Pot recipe, it’s easy to have a delicious dessert in no time at all.

If you love chocolate as much as I do, you are going to love this Instant Pot dessert recipe. Not only is this recipe the way way to satisfy your craving but it’s also easy to make.

A vertical close up shot of Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse in a white ramekin topped with cream and a slice of strawberry.

Easy Chocolate Mousse

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Why I Love This Recipe

Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse is simple to make and helps you fulfill your cravings for chocolate.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Looks beautiful on a plate

If you love Instant Pot dessert recipes you may also enjoy this instant pot mini turtle cheesecakes recipe.

An overhead horizontal shot of  Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse in a white ramekin placed at the center of a circular cake stand..

Ingredients

You only need eight kitchen staples to make this delicious and rich chocolate Instant Pot dessert recipe.

  • egg yolks
  • powdered sugar
  • water
  • cacao
  • whipping cream
  • cow’s milk
  • vanilla
  • sea salt
Ingredients used to make Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse.

Substitutions

Sugar Free: Want to make this recipe sugar-free? Use Swerve confectioners sugar in place of the powdered sugar.

Cocoa Powder: Don’t have cacao on hand? Use cocoa powder in its place.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

To make this easy chocolate dessert recipe you only need six kitchen tools to help.

How to Make Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse recipe

Are you ready to make this creamy chocolate dessert? Follow these eight easy steps and you will have a rich Instant Pot dessert.

Step 1: Whisk the egg yolks

Place your egg yolks in a medium-size bowl. Whisk well.

Step 2: Heat the chocolate

To the bowl add powdered sugar, water, and your cacao. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stop the microwave every 30 seconds to whisk. 

A mixture of powdered sugar, water, and cacao being whisked in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Add in the dairy products

Add in your milk and whipping cream. Whisk well.

Chocolate mixture added with milk and cream in a mixing bowl.

Step 4: Add in vanilla and sea salt

Let that sit for about 10 minutes. Then add in the remaining ingredients: vanilla and sea salt. Whisk well.

Step 5: Add to ramekins or jars

Add the chocolate mixture to jars, or ramekins. I used 3-ounce ramekins for this dessert. Pour the mixture in evenly, and cover with aluminum foil.

Four ramekins filled with the Chocolate Mousse mixture ready for cooking.

Step 6: Prepare the Instant Pot

Add one and a half cups of water to your instant pot. Place the trivet in your Insta pot and place each ramekin in your instant pot. For these specific ramekins, I had four on the bottom and two setting on top for a different layer.

2 ramekins covered with foil and placed in the instant pot for steaming.

Step 7: Pressure Cooker the chocolate mousse

Set your instant pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once it is done cooking, do a quick release by holding the valve toward you with a hot pad or towel.

Step 8: Remove the ramekins

Remove each ramekin with tongs and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow them to cool for about two hours. You can serve them immediately after they cool, or you can refrigerate them overnight. Enjoy!

An overhead vertical shot of  Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse in a white ramekin placed at the center of a white circular cake stand.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to change up this recipe? Here are some of my favorite ways to change up this Chocolate Mousse recipe.

Mint: Replace the vanilla with mint extract for a minty chocolate mousse.

Mocha: Use expresso in place of the vanilla extract for a mocha flavor.

closeup of a spoonful of Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse with mousse in a white ramekin and an instant pot blurred in the background

Toppings

Are you wondering what is the best way to top this Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse? Here are my favorite ways to top this rich dessert.

  • whipped cream
  • shaved chocolate
  • sliced fruits like strawberries
  • chopped andes mints
  • chopped candy like peanut butter cups
A vertical image of Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse in a white ramekin placed at the center of a white circular cake stand.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Always keep your chocolate mousse cold by storing it in the fridge.

Can I freeze chocolate mousse?

Yes! Chocolate Mousse will store in the freezer for up to two months.

Can I make this recipe ahead?

Absolutely, you can make this Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse up to 24 hours ahead.

 Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse in a white ramekin topped with cream and sliced strawberry toppings.

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Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse

If you love chocolate, you are going to love this Instant Pot dessert recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 3 ounce ramekins or servings
Calories 255 kcal

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Place your egg yolks in a medium size bowl. Whisk well.
  • To the bowl add powdered sugar, water, and your cacao. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stop the microwave every 30 seconds to whisk.
  • Add in your milk and whipping cream. Whisk well.
  • Let that sit for about 10 minutes. Then add in the remaining ingredients: vanilla and sea salt. Whisk well.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to jars, or ramekins. I used 3-ounce ramekins for this dessert. Pour the mixture in evenly, and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Add one and a half cups of water to your instant pot. Place the trivet in your Insta pot and place each ramekin in your instant pot. For these specific ramekins I had four on the bottom and two setting on top for a different layer.
  • Set your instant pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once it is done cooking, do a quick release by holding the valve toward you with a hot pad or towel.
  • Remove each ramekin with tongs and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow them to cool for about two hours. You can serve immediately, or you can refrigerate them overnight. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 789IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mg
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