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Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse

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Have you ever fancied cooking chocolate dessert in the Instant Pot? This simple and easy Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse Recipe is one you can whip up in no time and the whole family will love it. We are huge fans of Instant Pot desserts and I’m sure you’ll agree this is the best chocolate mousse recipe for your pressure cooker.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Decadently Delicious: This mousse is a rich, creamy delight for all chocolate lovers.
  • Easy and Quick: The Instant Pot makes this gourmet dessert surprisingly simple to prepare.
  • Perfect for Parties: Its elegant presentation makes it an ideal choice for special occasions.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Egg Yolks: Add richness and a creamy texture, acting as a thickening agent in the recipe.
  • Powdered Sugar: Sweetens the dish, counteracting the bitterness of the cacao.
  • Water: Helps to dissolve the cacao, ensuring a smooth texture in the final result.
  • Cacao: Provides the deep, chocolate flavor that’s central to the dish.
  • Whipping Cream: Adds a luxurious, creamy consistency and enhances the overall richness.
  • Cow’s Milk: Lightens the texture slightly, balancing the thickness of the cream and egg yolks.
  • Vanilla Extract: Gives a hint of warm, aromatic sweetness that complements the chocolate flavor.
  • Sea Salt: Enhances and balances the flavors, making the sweetness more pronounced and the chocolate richer.

How to Make Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse?

Here is a step by step guide on how to make chocolate mousse in your pressure cooker:

Step One: Whisk Egg Yolks

Place your egg yolks in a medium-sized bowl and whisk well.

Step Two: Microwave Chocolate Mixture

To the bowl, add swerve, water, and cacao. Microwave for 2 minutes, stopping the microwave every 30 seconds to whisk.

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Step Three: Add Milk and Cream

Add in your milk and whipping cream. Whisk well. Let that sit for about 10 minutes.

Step Four: Add Remaining Ingredients

Add in the remaining ingredients: Vanilla and Sea salt then slowly whisk.

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Step Five: Pour Mixture into Jars

Add the chocolate mixture to jars or ramekins. Pour the mixture in evenly, and cover with aluminum foil.

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Step Six: Prepare Instant Pot

Add one and a half cups of water to your Instant Pot. Place the trivet in your Instant Pot and place each ramekin in your Instant Pot.

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Step Seven: Pressure Cook

Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once it is done cooking, do a quick release by holding the valve toward you with a hot pad or towel.

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Step Eight: Cool and Serve

Carefully remove each ramekin with tongs and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow them to cool for about two hours. You can serve immediately, or you can refrigerate them overnight. Enjoy!

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Substitutions

  • Cocoa: If you want to use dark chocolate, chocolate chips or chocolate melts, you can substitute the cocoa powder for these. Simply melt and add to the mixture when the cocoa would be added.

Storage Instructions

  • Freezer: As this recipe has heavy cream you will want to store it in the fridge for 1-2 days.
  • Fridge: To freeze place in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap. Store in the coldest part. Consume within 3-4 days.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Fresh Berry Salad: Toss together strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for a burst of fruity goodness to balance the rich chocolate mousse.
  • Whipped Cream And Chocolate Shavings: Elevate your dessert game with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for added texture and flavor.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: A classic choice that complements the velvety chocolate mousse perfectly, creating a delightful contrast in temperatures.

FAQ’S

What Is Cacao Powder?

Cacao powder comes from Cacao beans that grow on the trees of both South and Central America. Cacao is a raw and organic bean full of goodness. Cacao is packed with calcium, magnesium, iron and antioxidants. Cacao has been know to help relieve stress, improve blood pressure and help with depression.

Can You Leave the Instant Pot Unattended?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to leave your Instant Pot unattended. That’s one of the reasons I love the Instant Pot. I can create a dump and dash recipe or set a meal to cook and not have to stand over a stove for a long time. 

It is a good idea to check the Instant Pot every so often, just incase you get a Burn Notice or error message but generally you can hit the buttons and go do other tasks as you wait for your pressure cooker meals and desserts to cook.

Can I Perform A Natural Release?

No you need to quick release the pressure for Instant Pot Mousse. A natural release keeps the recipe cooking before the remaining pressure escapes. This would overcook your ingredients so is not recommended

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Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

If you want to serve a delicious treat and yet you have limited time do to it, then try this easy and quick to make Instant Pot Chocolate Mousse Recipe.

Ingredients

  • · 4 egg yolks
  • · 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • · 1/4 cup water
  • · 1/4 cup cacao
  • · 1 cup whipping cream
  • · 1/2 cup cow’s milk
  • · 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • · 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

    Place your egg yolks in a medium size bowl. Whisk well. To the bowl add swerve, water, and your cacao. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stop The microwave every 30 seconds to whisk. Add in your milk and whipping cream. Whisk well.

    Let that sit for about 10 minutes. Then add in the remaining ingredients: vanilla and sea salt. Whisk well.

    Add the chocolate mixture to jars, or ramekins. I used 3-ounce ramekins for this dessert. Pour the mixture in evenly, and cover with aluminum foil.

    Add one and a half cups of water to your instant pot. Place the trivet in your Instant Pot and place each ramekin in your instant pot. For these specific ramekins I had four on the bottom and two setting on top for a different layer.

    Set your instant pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once it is done cooking, do a quick release by holding the valve toward you with a hot pad or towel.

    Remove each ramekin with tongs and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow them to cool for about two hours. You can serve immediately, or you can refrigerate them overnight.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g

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12 Comments

  1. wow! I never knew you could make chocolate mousse in the instant pot! Definitely going to try this with the kids.

  2. I dont have an instant pot, but I really want to try and make a version of this for my daughters upcoming birthday. She loves chocolate mousse I have never attempted to make it yet!

  3. That seems like a great dessert for company. I do not have an instant pot and I miss out on so many recipes.

  4. This is a delicious and easy to make dessert that we can prepare during any weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Yum, chocolate mouse. Love how light and delicious it is. I still first need to get my instant pot. Tasty recipe 🙂

  6. Whether a cake or an ice cream, chocolate mousse is really a great and yummy treat, thanks for coming up with this recipe!

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