Magic Mousse Recipe
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Magic Mousse Recipe

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Chocolate lovers will adore this melt-in-your-mouth mousse from the Home-maker Schools Recipe Collection.(To learn more about the schools, see page 66.) Dishes of this delightfully sweet dessert are a breeze to whip up ahead of time, yet they taste like you fussed.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • English toffee bits

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 322 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cold water and gelatin; let stand for 2 minutes. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and cocoa. Add the cream and vanilla; beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Beat in gelatin mixture just until blended.
  3. Spoon into dessert dishes. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Garnish with toffee bits. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Magic Mousse in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p56

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"This was good and simple - but a little bland."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"This has been one of my kids favourite recipes."

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