Dark Chocolate Coffee Mousse Dessert Recipe

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When I say you can make a restaurant-quality chocolate coffee mousse in minutes, I’m not kidding. This pretty dessert is ready in 25 minutes, although you must chill it in the fridge for about an hour. It’s still ready pretty fast — I bet you take longer to get a store-bought mousse somewhere! And you know what? Making your own mousse feels good. So, here’s for that sense of accomplishment that keeps us motivated and cooking every day!

This dark chocolate mousse infused with just a kiss of coffee is ideal for special dinners with friends or family; it’s also so smooth and decadent that you can serve it on date night to set the mood for a romantic evening!

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How to Make a Dark Chocolate Coffee Mousse?

To make this melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse, you’ll need chocolate, of course, and I’m more of a dark chocolate person than a milk chocolate lover, but you do you. Any type of chocolate will work. Dark chocolate is a bit more bitter, though, but that’s part of the dessert’s charm!

You’ll also need heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract. We’re using instant coffee to give complexity to the mousse, and we’re not adding real coffee for a simple reason — you don’t want to water down the mousse. As a garnish, why not have fun with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and melted chocolate? After all, this dessert is all about having fun, so don’t be too serious about it!

What to Serve With Dark Chocolate Coffee Mousse?

This silky mousse is already perfect; you need not do much more to it for a lovely last course. Still, you can always enhance dessert with the right drink. For me, that’s a warm cup of mocha — again, chocolate and coffee working together beautifully!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Serving Size6
  • Energy595 cal

Ingredients

Directions

1

Place the egg yolks, half the sugar and half the heavy cream in a saucepan and cook over low heat while stirring until just steamy.

2

Melt 8 ounces of dark chocolate in the microwave.

3

Remove the egg and cream mixture from heat and stir in the chocolate and vanilla.

4

In a mixing bowl, whisk the remaining heavy cream with the sugar until soft peaks form, and fold in the chocolate mixture.

5

Pour the mixture into six serving cups and refrigerate for an hour.

6

Garnish with whipped cream and marshmallows, melt the remaining dark chocolate and top the mousse with the melted chocolate.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size6
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories595
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat43.6 g78 g55.9%
  • Saturated Fat23.7 g20 g118.5%
  • Cholesterol261 mg300 mg87%
  • Sodium219 mg2300 mg9.52%
  • Total Carbohydrate46 g275 g16.73%
  • Dietary Fiber1.7 g28 g6.07%
  • Total Sugars8.3 g
  • Protein6.7 g50 g13.4%
  • Calcium91 mg1300 mg7%
  • Iron2 mg18 mg11.11%
  • Potassium161 mg4700 mg3.43%