Hot Cocoa Mousse

It only takes 15 minutes to make our elegant-looking Hot Cocoa Mousse made with instant hot cocoa mix, whipping cream, ground cinnamon, powdered sugar and vanilla.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8


pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
cup powdered sugar
packages (1.25 oz each) instant hot cocoa mix
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream, if desired
Ground cinnamon, if desired

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until cream begins to thicken.
  • 2 On medium speed, beat in powdered sugar and cocoa mix until blended. Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and the vanilla; beat on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • 3 Spoon mousse into individual dessert dishes. Garnish with whipped cream; sprinkle with cinnamon. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

Serve this hot cocoa mousse in small coffee cups. The presentation is adorable, and looks just like a cup of hot cocoa.

Change up your mousse by using different varieties of hot cocoa mix—milk chocolate, dark chocolate, mint—all would be delicious.