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Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse

posted by Julie Evink on December 4, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse ~ Light and fluffy mousse flavored with Peppermint for the holidays!

Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse ~ Light and fluffy mousse flavored with Peppermint for the holidays!


Even though the counters are piled high with cookies and treats we always seem to think we need a dessert at our holiday gatherings! We could easily get by with just munching on all the treats but there is something about a festive dessert that tops off the meal. Or maybe I just have to uncontrollable sweet tooth. Now that I think about it it’s probably the latter of the two.

In fact now that I’m typing this I’m dreaming of a dessert I can try out on the family at Christmas. Knowing me it will be a festive Valentine’s Day treat since you know I am a blogger. At Thanksgiving I served a Mint dessert. Don’t worry I made a pumpkin one too! I’m always a little bit ahead of the game. Well, I try to be at least. Sometimes I have an epic fail and am scrambling at the last minute. #notpretty

Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse FG

I love how this dessert was light and fluffy but had the crunch from the chocolate chips and the surprise of being loaded with a peppermint flavor!



I found this recipe inside the pages of the Gooseberry Hometown Christmas cookbook. I adore all of their recipes because they are simple, delicious and easy. All musts in my book! Here’s the lineup of the recipe book!

  • Breakfast with Santa – Tons of recipes special enough for Christmas morning breakfast!
  • Sledding Party Warmers – Stuffed full of soups that will warm the bellies of your guest right through the holiday season!
  • Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner – Recipes special enough to grace your table for the main event!
  • Open House …You’re Invited! – Brimming to the top with lots of appetizers and drinks for those fun holiday parties!
  • Tree – Trimming Treats – Lots of Christmas treats for everybody. I LOVED this section for quite obvious reasons!
  • Slow – Cooker Comfort Foods – I’m all about easy crock pot recipe so this was one of my favorites!
  • Coming Home for Christmas – All kinds of memories shared about coming home for Christmas

Wishing you had a copy just like me? Well it’s your lucky day! I’m giving one away just for you! Enter below and have a very Merry Christmas!

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Mousse

Prep Time 20 minutes Serves 8 servings     adjust servings


  • 1 (3.9 oz) package instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 (16 oz) container Cool Whip
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine pudding mix and milk; whisk for 2 minutes. Chill in refrigerator for 5 minutes, until soft soft.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together peppermint extract and Cool Whip. Fold Cool Whip and chocolate chips into pudding.
  3. Cover and chill until serving time. Serve in individual dishes garnishing with extra whipped topping and chocolate syrup.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 366kcal Calories from fat 188
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 288mg12%
Carbohydrate 41g14%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 34g
Protein 5g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Stephanie @ PlainChicken

    this sounds delicious! Definitely going to try it. Love mint chocolate chip anything!

  • Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

    This is so dreamy!! A perfect holiday dessert 🙂

  • Chrissy

    These sound delicious! I love anything mint!

  • Tanya Schroeder

    You are too sophisticated for me Julie! I don’t think I’ve ever made a mousse, but clearly, I should!

    • Julie Evink

      Haha I wouldn’t go that far Tanya, but thank you!

  • Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy

    Oh Julie this looks divine! I love chocolate mousse, thanks for linking up at Showcase Your Talent!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    I feel like I could eat a LOT of this….and justify that it’s so light and fluffy, it’s okay! 🙂

  • Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

    Oh my word Julie, I could eat the whole batch – mint and chocolate is my THING!

  • Maeve

    I wonder if you could substitute real whipped cream for the Cool Whip? I’m really not a big fan of Cool Whip.

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