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Milk Chocolate Mousse Shots – Gluten Free

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The perfect party pick me up, milk chocolate mousse shots are creamy, delicious and extremely good looking, also perfectly portion in single servings.

Happy Mousse Monday my friends! We haven’t had a dessert on Peas & Peonies in almost a week. WOW that is a long time, so to keep it fairly tame for a Monday, and not induce you in a sugar coma I am bringing to you Milk Chocolate Mousse Shots that are small enough to pass as a snack! Yeeees!

milk chocolate mousse shotsI have always been obsessed with creamy desserts, but since I made my own mousse, I became even more obsessed. I love the irresistible creamy texture and the mild chocolate flavor from the chocolate milk. This dessert is so smooth and it’s perfect for a party. I just pumped the mousse into shot glasses, topped with fresh homemade whipped cream and some unsweetened cocoa to enhance the chocolate flavor and here you go – you have milk chocolate mousse shots – the perfect little dessert. Call it sweet finger food!

milk chocolate mousse shots
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With football season around the corner this is these milk chocolate mousse shots are the perfect pick me up dessert to serve, it can be made days in advance, all you have to do is top it with whipped cream before serving. Also if you want to go all fancy, you can add some cognac to the milk chocolate mousse shots and shave a little chocolate on top, perfect for the men and ladies attending to enjoy a few shots 🙂


I made my own whipped cream, but you can totally use store bought to save you some time and effort! You see, with these milk chocolate mousse shots you can entertain with ease and in style!

milk chocolate mousse shots
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And when the servings are so tiny, you know what they say, its basically calorie free, you can just have a few instead of a cocktail 🙂 and its a perfect idea to make it in a few flavors so people can choose from or if you make a dessert table, these are perfectly portioned, won’t get you full so you have room to try other things.

You can spice these milk chocolate mousse shots up with some booze, and if you plan on serving them to children, just divide the batter in half, and leave one half alcohol free. These are particularly good flavored with some Godiva or Baileys liqueur, I like them with the Chocolate Cherry Baileys, it adds such a nice aroma!

milk chocolate mousse shotsJust look how fluffy and delicious they look, its like a cloud of sweet milk chocolate!

milk chocolate mousse shotsThe recipe makes a good serving of mousse, so you can cut it down in half, or you can use shots and small jars, in case someone wants to eat more mousse, and I am sure there would be people who would love a bigger serving! Or you can just go ahead make some brownies and top them with mousse, just like I did here <——- a MUST try!

milk chocolate mousse shotsI would take a shot like this anytime, don’t even need to ask me twice, these milk chocolate mousse shots are they way we party here 🙂

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Milk Chocolate Mousse Shots
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The perfect party pick me up, milk chocolate mousse shots are creamy, delicious and extremely good looking, also perfectly portion in single servings.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
  • 10 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2½ cups whipping cream, chilled
  • 7 grams gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons liqueur or cognac for a boozy version - optional
  • whipped cream - to garnish
  • cocoa powder - to garnish
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, place chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt over the pot of simmering water. When melted, remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, place gelatin and water, allow the gelatin to bloom, let sit for 10 minuets.
  3. In the meantime, in a sauce pan, bring ½ cup of cream to a boil.
  4. If using alcohol, place in a microwave-safe bowl, heat the liqueur until hot, about 45 seconds. Stir in the softened gelatin until dissolved. Add the gelatin mixture to the cream, stir to fully incorporate the gelatin. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour about half of the cream mixture into the chocolate and whisk quickly, add the rest of the chocolate and whisk until well combined. The mixture will be very smooth and shiny.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire attachment, place the remaining 2 cups of cream and whisk until soft peaks form.
  7. When the chocolate mixture has cooled to room temperature, fold in the whipped cream manually using a spatula.
  8. Fill shot glasses and small jars with the mousse. Place in the fridge overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
  9. Before serving, top with whipped cream and unseated cocoa powder.
  10. Enjoy!


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56 comments on “Milk Chocolate Mousse Shots – Gluten Free”

  1. Happy Mousse Monday, Katalina. What an incredible looking Mousse. I can finish these creamy and delicious mousse shots right away! Perfect Monday treat! 🙂

  2. Wow do these look fantastic, Katalina! I am totally craving these for breakfast. Such a wonderful dessert in the perfect portion!

  3. Oh my gosh! This mousse seriously looks SO ultra-light and silky, Katalina! Like a chocolate cloud on your spoon. 😀

  4. These mousse look divine – so creamy and decadent! Need to try the recipe soon! Pinned! 😀

  5. These are so pretty! Light and airy chocolate mousse shots sound so sophisticated. Perfect for a dinner party!

  6. WOW! This is one of those things in life that makes me super annoyed that I am allergic to chocolate. Like, I want to cry. These little shots of moussey-chocolatey love look DELICIOUS! Over the top creamy and suuuuper dreamy! Obviously I am going to HAVE to make these for the hubster… I’m totally just going to have to suck it up and cringe in jealousy as he licks up every last drop of mousse! I’m definitely going to take your suggestion and add a little cognac! Love that! These are awesome girlfriend. Pinned! Cheers to a beautiful week!

    • Hey girlfriend from the woods 🙂 you can totally skip the chocolate and make a raspberry puree or whatever fruit you like version, add some liqueur and lick the glasses clean!

  7. Little mousse shots sounds like a FAB idea!! This recipe is killer!

  8. looks so creamy and delicious!! I love it 🙂

  9. Yay for more desserts! I wish I had one of these mousse shots in front of me right now. I am craving chocolate and these would be perfect!

  10. I just had cereal for lunch at the office. And, now I see this gorgeous creation!!!!!! I’m starving all over again. 🙂 This looks so freaking good… silky smooth and beautifully prepared. Love the blue in everything!

  11. Yum!! These look delicious! When I first read “shot” I was thinking these were boozy 😉

  12. I had to giggle – that you had to share something sweet because you didn’t share a sweet treat in over a week!! I’m lucky if I manage to do more than 2 a MONTH! I love this – mousse shots – cut name. Pinning!

  13. You had me at shots. These would be super cute at a dessert table – I’ve never done that but it’s an awesome idea! And actually makes sense for us bloggers who have tons of desserts always lying around. Love the photos too, I can see how super creamy your mousse is!

  14. These look so elegant and decadent! Definitely perfect for a chocolate lover like me. Pinning!

  15. Happy Mousse Monday! I love that you’re serving shots on this Monday! I actually just made some mousse for the first time myself and I have to admit that I’m becoming obsessed too. I’ve been using fruit in mine, but I love the chocolate business you have going on here!

  16. what a decadent sweet treat. Love mousse. These photos are beautiful.

  17. Beautiful and very tempting photos! All that chocolate in one spoonful, yum!

  18. This mousse looks heavenly! Really, it’s like a chocolate cloud. I would be going back for seconds and thirds. And such beautiful photos, Katalina! Pinning.

  19. Love these mousse shots! They looks so light and dreamy! Perfect for satisfying any chocolate craving 🙂

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  21. I LOVE chocolate mousse!!! Serving it as shots is so perfect for entertaining. Beautiful photos too!!

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  35. I need to make 80 mini chocolate mousse dessert shooters. About the size of a shot glass. How much of this recipe would i have to make to do that?

  36. How long in advance can I make these? (How long can they stay in the fridge prior to serving)


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