This creamy and light white chocolate mousse is made with only two ingredients. This mousse is super simple to make and can be dressed up with berries, chocolate sauce, or whipped cream!
As much as I love to impress my guests with complicated, show-stopping sweets, the reality is that I don’t always have the time to prepare them. Those are the times when easy-to-prep desserts like this ultra creamy white chocolate mousse, no-bake cheesecake, and Nutella peanut butter bites save me.
What I love about this white chocolate mousse (besides how good it tastes) is the fact that it takes 5 minutes to prepare and is egg-free! It’s beautifully airy with amazing white chocolate flavor.
How to make white chocolate mousse
Get ready for thee simplest recipe of your life! Keep in mind that this mousse becomes softer once it reaches room temperature. It should be served in cups, and is not suitable as a cakes filling that needs to hold its shape.
- Start by melting the white chocolate and heavy cream. Microwave the white chocolate with ⅓ of the heavy cream in 30-second intervals, mixing between each until melted.
- Whip the rest of the cream to soft peaks.
- Combine with the white chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons whipped cream to the white chocolate mixture and whisk by hand until smooth. Add half of the remaining whipped cream and fold gently until combined. Add the remaining whipped cream and fold until combined and smooth.
- Portion and chill. Portion the mousse into individual glasses and chill for at least 2 hours to set.
Note: This recipe makes six ½-cup servings of mousse, but feel free to portion however you like! If you want more white chocolate mousse than this recipe makes, feel free to double it.
Garnishing white chocolate mousse
This mousse tastes amazing on its own, but feel free to garnish it to really dress it up. Here are some of my favorite toppings:
- Chocolate ganache
- Lemon curd
- Berry compote
- Whipped cream
- White chocolate shavings or white chocolate chips
- Fresh berries
Tips for making white chocolate mousse
- Use good quality white chocolate. The better quality chocolate you use, the better your mousse will taste.
- Let the mousse chill for at least 2 hours. While the mousse takes very little time to prepare, it does need to chill for 2 hours to completely set, so be sure to plan accordingly.
- Want more white chocolate flavor? Feel free to add more white chocolate to this recipe. I love the ratio here because for me, it’s the perfect balance of light and fluffy with white chocolate flavor. But you can add 1-2 extra ounces of white chocolate if you want to amp up the flavor.
- Add lemon zest or liqueur. To spice things up, you can add lemon zest from ½ of a small lemon or a tablespoon of a fruity liqueur such as Grand Marnier to the cream before whipping.
More of my favorite no-bake recipes
- Two-Ingredient Nutella Mousse: Another rich and creamy mousse that takes 5 minutes to prepare.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars: Crunchy and chocolatey and full of flavor.
- No-Bake Cookies: Made with oats, creamy peanut butter, and dark chocolate.
- Individual Biscoff Cheesecakes: For those with a serious sweet tooth! This is one of my all-time favorite desserts.
2-Ingredient White Chocolate Mousse
Creamy and light, this egg-free white chocolate mousse is made with only two ingredients!
- 6 oz/170 g white chocolate , coarsely chopped
- 1 ½ cups (360 ml) heavy cream, cold
- Fresh berries for garnish, optional**
Place white chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl. Add ⅓ cup heavy cream and microwave until melted and smooth. Heat gently in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between. Allow to cool on the counter for 20 minutes or until the mixture reaches room temperature.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the rest of the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add 2 tablespoons whipped cream to the white chocolate mixture and whisk by hand until smooth. Add half of the remaining whipped cream and fold gently until combined. Add the remaining whipped cream and fold until combined and smooth.
Divide the mousse between 6 individual cups. For exactly 6 servings, each should measure ½ cup/120 ml. Chill the mousse for at least 2 hours, until set.
If desired, garnish with fresh berries, berry sauce, or grated chocolate.
Store mousse in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 3 days.