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Quick and Easy

Lighter Than Air Chocolate Delight


4 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
8 (1/2 cup) servings

If you're looking for a light and fluffy chocolate mousse recipe, you've hit the jackpot. This easy chocolate mousse recipe uses HERSHEY'S Cocoa and unflavored gelatin to achieve its lighter-than-air texture. Substitute dark cocoa powder for a more decadent dessert.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Chill Time
4 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 envelopes
    unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup
    cold water
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 1-1/3 cups
    nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • salt
  • granulated sugar substitute to equal 14 teaspoons sugar
  • 8
    ice cubes (large)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
chef hat blender
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber spatula rubber spatula
chef hat 4-cup mold
refrigerator refrigerator
serving plate serving plate

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in blender container; let stand 4 minutes to soften. Gently stir with rubber spatula, scraping gelatin particles off sides; add boiling water to gelatin mixture. Cover; blend until gelatin dissolves. Add dry milk powder, cocoa, vanilla and salt; blend on medium speed until well mixed. Add sugar substitute and ice cubes; blend on high speed until ice is crushed and mixture is smooth and fluffy.


Eight individual dessert dishes may be used in place of 4-cup mold, if desired.


Immediately pour into 4-cup mold. Cover; refrigerate until firm. Unmold onto serving plate.

Garnish Tip

Garnish with slice of fresh fruit for a pop of color.

Additional questions?