Chocolate Ricotta Mousse Made with 3 Ingredients

Do you love dessert? This quick and easy chocolate ricotta mousse recipe can be made in 5 minutes and is a perfect dessert for any occasion!

If you’ve been reading my blog for even a hot minute, you know that I have a thing for desserts. Pies and cakes too. Anything that is easy to make and tastes delicious. 

Well, in truth I can’t say anything or everything because I am a bit choosy when it comes to my recipes. I have an unspoken rule that it must look really good on a plate, and have 10 or fewer ingredients.  That is not always the case, but I try! Haha  

However, if you are so inclined and enjoy the 3 step, 20 ingredient, 2 hour cooking instructions and time, then my hats off to you.  You’re my hero!!

The simple skinny is, you can make great tasting dishes and deserts in little time!

What makes mousse a mousse?

Are you a fan of ricotta mousse? Then you’re in for a real treat. Mousse is an incredibly light and delicious dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. But what really makes mousse so unique? Well, it is all in the preparation! 

Traditional Mousse Ingredients

Traditional mousse is made by whipping heavy cream, eggs, and sugar together until smooth. When using ricotta cheese, the ricotta adds a creamy texture and flavor that truly elevates the flavor profile of the dessert. This smoothly blended combination creates an airy experience with each spoonful that feels lighter than air on your palate. Using ricotta cheese is a lighter version and is also egg free option.  

As an alternative to other types of filling, I love using ricotta in recipes 

Ricotta cheese in a mixer bowl
Blend 2 cups of Ricotta cheese.with the chocolate. I highly recommend a food processor although here I opted for my Kitchen Aid
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Why is my chocolate mousse not fluffy?

Creating the perfect mousse can be a challenge and if yours has not turned out as fluffy as you hoped, then the most likely explanation is that the chocolate you used was too thick. This can happen if you use one with a high cocoa content or if you don’t melt it down enough before adding in your other ingredients. 

Melt the chocolate slowly & completely. This will need to be melted a bit more!
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5 Minute Mousse

Chocolate ricotta mousse only takes a few moments to whip together, and is soon ready for enjoyment! Get out your chocolate chips or bars and let’s get on with it; this mousse pretty much makes itself! 

Ingredients you’ll need

  • 1 15 oz. package ofRicotta Cheese
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted, plus a little more for shaving & topping
  • 2 tablespoons of confectionery sugar
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Chocolate Ricotta Mousse Made in 5 Minutes

Do you love dessert? This quick and easy chocolate ricotta mousse recipe can be made in 5 minutes and is a perfect dessert for any occasion!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 15 oz Ricotta cheese, approximately 2 cups
  • 4 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate, Melted, plus a bit more for Shaving
  • 2 TBSP Confectionery Sugar


  • In a food processor, blend the ricotta, sugar and melted chocolate
  • Divide among bowls and top with shaved chocolate
  • Can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Keyword chocolate ricotta mousse, dessert
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Not only is it creamy and delicious, but there’s something special about rich flavors of chocolate and ricotta cheese that will leave your taste buds begging for more – it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser! 

chocolate Ricotta Mousse in cups with pink flowers in a vase

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This easy chocolate ricotta mousse is the perfect, no-fuss dessert for any occasion. Best of all it only takes 5 minutes to make! Serve it in individual dishes or in shared bowls and add a few sprigs of mint to each serving for an extra touch of flair. Don’t forget to refrigerate before serving and top with whipped cream if desired. I hope you take the opportunity to try out this delicious recipe yourself – let me know how it turns out! Bon Appetit!

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