Vanilla Mousse with Chocolate (VIDEO Recipe)

This Vanilla Mousse is an European dessert with creamy base and silky chocolate topping. An elegant vanilla mousse recipe that's surprisingly easy (VIDEO) | natashaskitchen.com

This vanilla mousse with a silky chocolate topping is an European dessert that’s known as ptichye moloko and it’s such a treat! It has a mousse-like creamy base with a velvety smooth chocolate jello layer. It’s an elegant and impressive dessert that’s surprisingly easy to make. It’s perfect for baby showers, dinner parties or a romantic Valentine’s Day dessert.

Watch How to Make Vanilla Mousse:


We served the original vanilla mousse jello recipe in a rectangular glass pyrex dish and so many of YOU absolutely loved it! So this is the fancied up version that uses real whipped cream instead of cool whip (thanks to those of you who let me know that substitution works!!).

The chocolate makes this somewhat of an adult dessert so if you want to make it kid friendly: use a 3 oz package of flavored jello and spoon it over the top once jello reaches room temperature.

This Vanilla Mousse is an European dessert with creamy base and silky chocolate topping. An elegant vanilla mousse recipe that's surprisingly easy (VIDEO) | natashaskitchen.com

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Vanilla Mousse with Chocolate - VIDEO Recipe

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This Vanilla Mousse is an European dessert with creamy base and silky chocolate topping. An elegant vanilla mousse recipe that's surprisingly easy. Be sure to watch the easy video recipe!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $8-$10
Serving: 6 (1cup) servings

Ingredients

Ingredients for Chocolate Jello:

  • 5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (1/4 oz) unflavored gelatin
  • 5 Tbsp milk (2% or whole milk)
  • 1 cup cold water

Ingredients for Vanilla Mousse:

  • 1 cup milk (2% or whole milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 packets (1/2 oz total) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 8 oz (1 cup) heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Start with Chocolate Jello (so it can cool):

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk: 5 Tbsp sugar, 5 Tbsp cocoa powder, and 1 packet gelatin. Whisk in 1 cup cold water and 5 Tbsp milk. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil while mixing constantly so the chocolate doesn't lump up. Remove form heat and let cool to room temp (about 1½ hrs).

How to Make Vanilla Mousse:

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 packets gelatin and whisk together. Place over medium heat and continue whisking until steamy (DO NOT BOIL) then remove from heat and cool until just warm. Tip: Transfer to a different dish to cool faster
  2. Once milk is no longer hot, In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 1 cup heavy cream until fluffy and spreadable (1½ to 2 min on high speed). In a second mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar and 16 oz sour cream until well blended. Fold in whipped cream then while using the mixer on low speed, slowly add warm milk mixture, scraping down the bowl as needed and mix another 30 seconds to ensure it's well blended.
  3. The mousse sets quickly, so immediately divide between 6 serving cups and refrigerate until mostly set (at least 30 min). Slowly pour 3 to 4 Tbsp chocolate sauce over each chilled mousse. Place 5 raspberries in a ring over the chocolate and refrigerate until fully set (about 4 to 5 hrs).

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

 

Kitchen Equipment Used in Video:

John Boos Dark Cutting Board 
Small Saucepan
Glass Mixing Bowls
KitchenAid Hand Mixer

This Vanilla Mousse is an European dessert with creamy base and silky chocolate topping. An elegant vanilla mousse recipe that's surprisingly easy (VIDEO) | natashaskitchen.com

If you’re wondering if these can be served in smaller dishes, the answer is yes!! You just have to work quickly to transfer the mousse into your cups. I went to a baby shower where these were served about 1/3 the size. Enjoy!!

This Vanilla Mousse is an European dessert with creamy base and silky chocolate topping. An elegant vanilla mousse recipe that's surprisingly easy (VIDEO) | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Roxanne
    November 13, 2017

    Hi, do i have to use sour cream in the mousse…?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 13, 2017

      Hi Roxanne, I haven’t tried it without so I’m not sure what would be an acceptable substitute without testing – possibly Greek Yogurt? The sour cream cuts the sweetness and adds another layer of flavor. Reply

  • Anisha
    November 1, 2017

    Enjoyed making this and it was creamy and delicious. Maybe next time I might add some melted chocolate to the chocolate topping rather then just cocoa powder as found it a bit artificial in flavour. Can’t wait to make it again and again. It served 8. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 1, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that Anisha! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Swe
    October 25, 2017

    How many oz/grams in a packet of gelatine? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 25, 2017

      Hi Swe, I have it listed in the print-friendly recipe as: 2 packets (1/2 oz total) unflavored gelatin. I hope you enjoy the recipe! Reply

  • Liliya
    September 8, 2017

    Hi Natasha
    Is the chocolate supposed to be runny consistency after standing 1 1/2 hour? Because mine is. Or does need to be a little thick ? My is runny the way it was after boil and I took it off the heat to cool Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 8, 2017

      Hi Liliya, it will still be liquid while it is at room temperature for 1.5 hours after taking it off the stove but it will set in the refrigerator. It should be easily pourable (liquid) when you pour it over the vanilla mousse layer. Reply

  • olga
    August 13, 2017

    ena skodelica je to koliko ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2017

      Hi Olga, I am not able to understand your question. Reply

  • Merry Straub
    July 15, 2017

    The video does not come up. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2017

      Hi Merry, I wonder if it was a temporary glitch? I am seeing it play right now. It should show after the first large image in the post. Sorry you were having trouble with that! Reply

  • Valentina
    July 5, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Where did you get your glass cups? Let me know ASAP! Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2017

      Hi Valentina, I believe these were from Fred Meyer. Reply

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