These Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse are the perfect and refreshing after dinner treat.

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!

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.Close Up of Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse Cups

It’s minty, fresh and…not to be understated…a mini-version.  It’s the type of dessert I will enjoy, will satisfy my sweet tooth and I will not feel guilty about!

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 desserts and pairs perfectly with the dark mint chocolate shortbread.Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals

You can alter these mini 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.

These Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse are the perfect and refreshing after dinner treat.
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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword make ahead, easy, mint, chocolate, white chocolate, mousse, dessert, recipe
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerated Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Author lynn

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Soften cream cheese.  Microwave at 50% for 1 minute

  2. 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. 

  3. Add powdered sugar and mint extract to cream cheese mixture and combine thoroughly. Set mixture aside.


  4. Put whipping cream in stand mixer and whip on high for about 4 minutes.

  5. Gently fold whipped cream with cream cheese mixture

  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Can be made one day ahead.

  7. Place one Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals Cookie in the bottom of each dessert cup 

  8. Pipe mousse over Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals Cookie

  9. Garnish with mint leaves or chocolate straws

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Can be easily doubled and made ahead

Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse Cups from OverheadIn terms of the little 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.Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals Box and Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse Cups

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

Putting Chocolate Straws into Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse cups

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Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse cups

 

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20 Comments

  1. Sarah

    November 2, 2018 at 11:10 am

    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.

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      it would be perfect for a holiday dessert…maybe add a little green food color or creme de menthe!

      Reply
  2. Jeanie

    November 2, 2018 at 11:21 am

    This is my kind of dessert! Small, sweet, and delicious! I’ll be making this for sure! Pinned!

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 2, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      It is just about perfect my friend…just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth.

      Reply
  3. Maureen

    November 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    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!

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 2, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Hey Maureen,

      Do you have a World Market? I know that they have them there.

      And you will love them! Such a perfect after dinner treat.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  4. Fay Payton

    November 2, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    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!

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Fay, you are so right. Thanks for catching that error. I fixed it…phew.

      Happy dessert making!

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  5. Angie Kraeske

    November 2, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    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.

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 2, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      Oh Angie, I do think you will love them as much as we do! Enjoy my friend!

      Reply
  6. Barbara Juneau

    November 2, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    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.

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      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?

      Reply
  7. Robin

    November 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I’m with you, Lynn – I need something sweet after dinner and these look perfect for that! Yum. Pinning for later!

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Hey Robin, I think you will love them…they are so light and refreshing!

      Reply
  8. Laura Bailey

    November 3, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Oh these look devine. And the perfect size! It’s so easy to overindulge on a dessert when you can pick your portion. 😂

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Absolutely Laura…the smaller version is the way to go for portion control!

      Reply
  9. Paula

    November 3, 2018 at 8:07 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love how you made individual servings in your pretty jars. Any guest is sure to enjoy this dessert.

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks Paula…I am all about the mini dessert right now. Little does my family know that Thanksgiving pies are going mini too!

      Reply
  10. Justine Howell

    November 6, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    My two favorite flavors, perfect for the holidays!

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 6, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Mint and Chocolate are bliss together, aren’t they?!

      Reply

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