This easy chocolate mousse is the stuff chocolatey dreams are made of, and the fact that it's so unbelievably simple to make is thanks to an unlikely secret ingredient: mini marshmallows.
Yep, that's right! This chocolate mousse is egg free, fuss free, and pure silken chocolate pleasure with every bite. Spoon into little demitasse cups to serve at a party, or fill a graham cracker crust shell to make a chocolate mousse pie. As for the marshmallows, well, that can be our little secret. I won't tell a soul.
Fill a large bowl with ice. The bowl should be large enough to hold a medium saucepan.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine marshmallows, milk, and chocolate. Whisk constantly until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.
Set the saucepan inside the large bowl with ice. Let stand, whisking occasionally, until the chocolate mixture has cooled and thickened, about 20 minutes.
In a standing mixer with the whisk attachment, or using an electric hand mixer, whip cream and vanilla together until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes.
Fold whipped cream into chilled chocolate mixture (do not overmix). Spoon into wine glasses or ramekins and cover with plastic wrap (the plastic should be directly on the surface of the mousse). Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving if desired.