Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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My husband dreamed this recipe up one night using skim milk and a few lighter convenience items. The result was this fluffy rich-tasting dessert that the kids and I request time and again.—Sue Yaeger, Boone, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate cookie crumbs

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 186 calories, 9g fat (8g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 2 fat


  1. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be very thick). In a bowl, beat the sour cream, cream cheese and vanilla. Add pudding; mix well. Fold in whipped topping.
  2. Spoon into individual dishes. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Mousse in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p9

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"Yum! I didn't even use the crumbs. So rich & tasty, you'd never know it is made with light ingredients.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011 Edited Sep. 25, 2013

"This was divine and really easy to make. I didn't fold the whipped topping into the chocolate mixture. It was turning out too lumpy, so I just beat it with the mixer."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"This is a favorite. Most of the time I put it in a graham cracker pie crust."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

"I took this to a Valentines Day Dinner at our church. It was a hugh hit. So simple and delicious. On another occasion I iced a chocolate cake with this mousse. The results were wonderful."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"delicious just the way it was"

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