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Magic Mousse Recipe

Magic Mousse Recipe

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 YIELD: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 whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • English toffee bits


  • 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. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and cocoa. Add the cream and vanilla; beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Add gelatin mixture; beat just until blended. Spoon into dessert dishes. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Garnish with toffee bits. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 322 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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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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