Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Layered chocolate peppermint mousse in dessert glasses! This is the best mousse and it’s eggless! Chocolate and peppermint are my jam this holiday season. I just can’t get enough!

Let’s chat about the good things about mousse.

It’s delicious and requires minimal ingredients. And it looks so light and fluffily that even if your stuffed full after a meal you think, “Oh yeah, I have a little room for mousse.. it’s not as filling as cake.”

Layered chocolate peppermint mousse in dessert glasses! This is the best mousse and it’s eggless! Then one bite and your hooked. Your so glad you picked the mousse instead of the cake.. but you know what? It’s probably just as filling (and bad for you) as cake but hey, everything in moderation!

So what’s the magic trick behind getting the candy canes to stick to the rim of the glass?

Layered chocolate peppermint mousse in dessert glasses! This is the best mousse and it’s eggless! A little corn syrup!

Layered chocolate peppermint mousse in dessert glasses! This is the best mousse and it’s eggless! Dip the rim of each glass in a little bit of corn syrup, allowing the excess to drip off before you set the cup upright. Let the corn syrup sit for a 2-3 minutes then dip each rim into the crushed candy canes. Let them set before adding the mousse.

You can definitely skip the candy cane rim but it adds so much to the presentation I think!

Layered chocolate peppermint mousse in dessert glasses! This is the best mousse and it’s eggless! I’ve had a lot of fun as a 2015 International Delight Ambassador! For the past eight months, we’ve been sharing one recipe a month featuring an International Delight product. All of the recipes have been outstanding like these mocha buster bars, caramel macchiato mud cake, and this caramel turtle cheesecake! And we are ending the year with a BANG – a chocolate and peppermint bang!

The peppermint mousse gets its rich, velvety flavor from Peppermint Mocha International Delight Creamer. It’s dreamy in everything :)

Layered chocolate peppermint mousse in dessert glasses! This is the best mousse and it’s eggless!

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Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Yield: six 5oz glasses

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 & 1/2 cups (12oz) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Peppermint Mousse

  • 1 cup (8oz) baking white chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup International Delight Peppermint Mocha Creamer
  • 1 & 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint
  • red food coloring

For rims of glasses

  • crushed candy canes
  • corn syrup

Directions:

Chocolate Mousse

  1. In a small pot over low heat on the stove, combine the milk chocolate chips and vegetable oil, stirring occasionally with a spatula until melted.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the heavy cream and beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Add the melted chocolate into the heavy cream and beat them together until the mixture begins to become more mousse like and airy.
  4. Fill a piping bag fit with a wilton 1M piping tip with chocolate mousse.

Peppermint Mousse

  1. In a small pot over low heat on the stove, melt the baking white chocolate, stirring occasionally with a spatula until melted.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the heavy cream and International Delight creamer and beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Add the melted chocolate into the cream and beat them together until the mixture begins to become more mousse like and airy.
  4. Stir in the peppermint extract and red food coloring until even.
  5. Fill a piping bag fit with a wilton 1M piping tip with chocolate mousse.

How to put candy canes on rim of glasses

  1. Place a little bit of corn syrup in a shallow dish. Place crushed candy canes in another shallow dish.
  2. Dip the rim of each glass in a little bit of corn syrup, allowing the excess to drip off before you set the cup upright. Let the corn syrup sit for a 2-3 minutes then dip each rim into the crushed candy canes. Let them set before adding the mousse.

How to assemble the glasses

  1. Pipe the mousse in the glasses, alternating between the chocolate mousse and the peppermint mousse. Make 3 or 4 layers.
  2. Place the glasses in the refrigerator to set for 1 hour.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

Layered chocolate peppermint mousse in dessert glasses! This is the best mousse and it’s eggless!
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13 comments

  1. This mousse looks absolutely gorgeous!

  2. These would gorgeous on a dessert buffet.

  3. These mousse parfaits look so amazing Beth! Almost too pretty to eat, but I’m sure I could manage to suffer through a couple of them! ;-)

  4. Chocolate and peppermint is totally my thing this year too!!! I love how pretty these are! Can I come get a styling lesson from you?! 

  5. This mousse looks incredibly fluffy and delicious! 

  6. I’m with you – chocolate and peppermint are rocking my world this winter. This mousse looks delicious! 

  7. How cute are these??  I love the candy cane rim!  And peppermint with chocolate is totally my thing too!

  8. Beth, I can’t even begin to express how pretty and delicious-looking this is! I want to try it ASAP!

  9. i just love that eggnog – I have some in my fridge right now!

  10. This mousse looks so festive and delicious! The perfect Christmas dessert , and I love that it’s something different!

  11. I love the sound of this. So festive. My kids would devour them in no time!

  12. These are gorgeous! I think they would be perfect for a holiday dinner party!

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