Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse
Are you looking for an Easy Holiday Entertaining Recipe? Well, I have a perfect one for you. Not only is this recipe just really easy, but the White Chocolate Mint Mousse can be made a day ahead of time and easily assembled before serving. Truly…holiday entertaining recipes don’t get much easier than this and you could add just a touch of green food color for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! And the mini mousse means that you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty!
Without a doubt, I have a sweet tooth.
And, I have very little discipline when it comes to said sweet tooth. As soon as dinner is finished, I REALLY want a sweet something-something to finish my meal.
Did you know that there is a real, physiological reason that we crave something sweet after a meal? The thought is that your body uses energy to digest that meal you just ate and sugar provides a wee boost of energy. So there…
That being said, just a small dessert is clearly better for us than some wonking big dessert.
Enter the Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse.
It’s minty, fresh and…not to be understated…a mini mousse version. It’s the type of dessert I will enjoy, will satisfy my sweet tooth and I will not feel guilty about it!
And, most importantly, at just 3 ounces, these Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse cups are huge on flavor! Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals are perfect for the base of the dessert, with their delightful combination of Walkers traditional pure butter shortbread (made with just four simple, natural ingredients: flour, butter, sugar, and salt), fragrant mint and irresistible dark chocolate. A light and airy Minty White Chocolate Mousse top the mini desserts and pairs perfectly with the dark mint chocolate shortbread.
You can alter these mini mousse desserts easily by adding a little green food color to the mousse or using Creme de Menthe instead of the mint extract. A touch of green would make these Mini White Chocolate Mousse cups all the more festive.
Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse
Are you looking for an Easy Holiday Entertaining Recipe? Well, I have a perfect one for you. Not only is this recipe just really easy, but the White Chocolate Mint Mousse can be made a day ahead of time and easily assembled before serving. Truly...holiday entertaining recipes don't get much easier than that!
- 1 cup whipping cream, chilled
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 ounces powdered sugar
- 3/4 tsp mint extract
- 1 pkg Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals
- Soften cream cheese. Microwave at 50% for 1 minute
- Add white chocolate chips to softened cream cheese and microwave at 50% power for 30-second increments until chocolate is melted. It will take 3-4 times to melt the chocolate.
- Add powdered sugar and mint extract to cream cheese mixture and combine thoroughly. Set mixture aside.
- Put whipping cream in stand mixer and whip on high for about 4 minutes.
- Gently fold whipped cream with cream cheese mixture
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. It can be made one day ahead.
- Place one Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals Cookie in the bottom of each dessert cup
- Pipe mousse over Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals Cookie
- Garnish with mint leaves or chocolate straws
Can be easily doubled and made ahead
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Weck 080 Mini Mold Jar, 2.7 Ounce - Set of 12
Starbucks Cookie Straws - 20 Chocolaty Rolled Wafers Individually Wrapped in Decorated Tin (Holiday Edition)
KitchenAid 5 Qt. Artisan Series Stand Mixer Contential Silver RRK150CU (Renewed)
Walkers Shortbread Mint Chocolate Royals Shortbread Cookies, 5.3 oz Box (Pack of 12)
McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract, 1 fl oz
Ghirardelli Classic White Chocolate Premium Baking Chips - 11 oz. (312g), 12 bags
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g
In terms of the mini dessert cups, I use my Weck Jars…because I have them. I use them for condiments, spices, and my wee desserts. Because of their lids, they are very functional. AND, not for nothing, it was clearly kismet that the Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals cookies fit in the Weck Jars perfectly.
But, there are other options available as well; here and here. If you do want to look for other dessert cups, bear in mind that the Mint Royals are 1 3/4 inches in diameter
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This looks like the perfect dessert,I love that you used a cookie as the “crust”, how cute! I think I need to try this for a holiday dinner.
it would be perfect for a holiday dessert…maybe add a little green food color or creme de menthe!
This is my kind of dessert! Small, sweet, and delicious! I’ll be making this for sure! Pinned!
It is just about perfect my friend…just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Oh my goodness Lynn! I will be making these this weekend for sure! Just need to find the Walker’s Shortbread Mint Royals! I didn’t even know they were a thing. I already have everything else on hand!
Do you have a World Market? I know that they have them there.
And you will love them! Such a perfect after dinner treat.
This sounds delightful! You may wish to check the written recipe for the timing of chocolate melting – several 30 MINUTE runs in the microwave will burn it badly. How about 30 SECOND runs as noted in the video? Now for some dessert making! Thank you!
Fay, you are so right. Thanks for catching that error. I fixed it…phew.
Happy dessert making!
Oh my gosh, Lynn. My mouth is watering after seeing these. I love mint chocolate and so does my husband. I’ll definitely be trying this one.
Oh Angie, I do think you will love them as much as we do! Enjoy my friend!
I’m a chocolate mint lover and want to try out this simple dessert. Do you know if the chocolate mint shortbread, Walkers, can be found in any grocery stores rather than online? Thanks, Barbara
P.S. Did you mean 30 second, rather than 30 minute increments in microwave for cream cheese and white chocolate chips. I figured it w as a misprint since you said 30 seconds on video.
Hey Barbara, thanks so much for catching that error! I fixed it. And I know you can find them at World Market…do you have one around you?
I’m with you, Lynn – I need something sweet after dinner and these look perfect for that! Yum. Pinning for later!
Hey Robin, I think you will love them…they are so light and refreshing!
Oh these look devine. And the perfect size! It’s so easy to overindulge on a dessert when you can pick your portion. 😂
Absolutely Laura…the smaller version is the way to go for portion control!
This looks absolutely delicious! I love how you made individual servings in your pretty jars. Any guest is sure to enjoy this dessert.
Thanks Paula…I am all about the mini dessert right now. Little does my family know that Thanksgiving pies are going mini too!
My two favorite flavors, perfect for the holidays!
Mint and Chocolate are bliss together, aren’t they?!
What time is dessert, I’ll have 4 of them cause they are so cute and small! Love everything about them! And those jars, swooning!
If you come, I will make them…regardless of the time. I’m all about those mini desserts!