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chocolate peppermint mousse in a clear glass with whip cream and peppermint candy garnish

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

This light and airy Chocolate Peppermint Mousse is the perfect dessert during the holiday season. Creamy chocolate meets a hint of peppermint between layers of fluffy whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Peppermint Mousse
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 480kcal


  • 1 cup dark chocolate bar roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate bar roughly chopped
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk full fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 5 each peppermint candies crushed


  • Finely chop the chocolate and put in medium mixing bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk until it is very hot, but do not bring to a boil. It will start to steam and small bubbles will form around the edge of the pot.
  • Pour the hot coconut milk over the chopped chocolate and whisk until combined and the chocolate is melted. Stir in the peppermint extract. Chill in the fridge for 4-5 hours or until it has cooled completely and thickened.
  • Once the mixture has chilled and thickened, beat with a hand mixer (or in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment) until light, airy and fluffy. This could take up to 10 minutes to achieve the right texture. It might seem like it won't get thick.. just keep beating. It will get there!
  • Whip the heavy cream and sweeten to your desired sweetness with confectioners sugar.
  • You can now either spoon the chocolate mousse into bowls, or transfer into a piping bag and pipe into fancy glasses. Alternate the mousse and whipped cream layers. You can also add bits of crushed peppermint candy in the layers, or just sprinkle it on top as a garnish. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 6mg