We all need this 5 Minute Mousse in our lives. I bet after we’ve made it a dozen times, we can knock our record down to make it in just 4 minutes, yes?
I used to make this all the time when I was young and only had two kids. Then I forgot about it as other fun recipes became more prominent. Also, I have a few more than two kids now.
I recently dug this recipe out again and wow is it a hit with our current tribe!
Here’s a fun photo our almost daughter-in-law snapped one day of me surrounded by five of our current ten kids. Life is a party, and that party calls for 5 Minute Mousse!
5 Minute Mousse
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup sugar or honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Whip all ingredients together in a high power blender or with a hand mixer until thick and smooth.
- Chill for at least one hour before serving.
Usually, I don’t take the time to scoop this into individual serving dishes before I put it into the fridge to chill. I’ve found that a large pyrex bowl with a lid works best. Then I scoop the mousse into small bowls and hand them out.
This dessert is brought to you by the mom who now needs to offer dessert every night.
Why? Because we’ve found that our six and eight-year-olds need some special incentives to eat healthy foods. “No veggies equals no dessert.” They also need reinforcement to be sweet. “If you aren’t sweet you don’t get sweets.”
So I’ve been coming up with desserts a little more regularly to help us as we train this new set of kids. :)
And of course, I add spinach to our cake, so they get to earn their cake and it comes with a full-on salad. That’s a mom-win! :)