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Easy No-Bake Coffee Mousse Recipe

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Mousses are all about the texture. Get that airy feel right, and you’ve got yourself a decadent dessert that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Mousses are noble like that.

And although the most famous mousse is the chocolate mousse, you can make one just as delicious with coffee. Really, this one is even better than the chocolate version!

So get your taste buds ready for this incredibly easy to make no-bake coffee mousse!

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How to make this coffee mousse

I lied a little. This mousse does have chocolate because coffee alone is just not enough to substitute chocolate’s unctuous mouthfeel. 

We’re flavoring this chocolate mousse with instant coffee, though, so it tastes like chocolate and coffee at the same time, kind of like mocha! Bear with me in this one.

To make coffee mouse, you need dark chocolate, and make sure you use real chocolate of the highest quality — the one chocolatiers and bakers use. 

We’ll also need heavy whipping cream to give the mousse its bubbles, vanilla extract and instant coffee. I use instant espresso, which is the fancy version of instant coffee — it’s authentic freeze-dried espresso.

Tips for the perfect mousse:

  • Work fast. Once the chocolate is melted, you have little time to fold in the whipped cream. As the chocolate solidifies, it gets increasingly tricky to blend smoothly.
  • Be careful with those bubbles. The airiness in a mousse comes from the tiny air bubbles in the heavy cream. Over-whip the mousse, and you’ll lose those bubbles. Use a silicone spatula to fold in the chocolate and the cream for best results.
  • Pipe the mousse. Piping the mousse into the serving glasses is the best way of preserving its texture, and depending on the piping bag’s tip, you can get real pretty results.

Great ideas to make the most out of coffee mouse

I sometimes make an extra-large batch of mousse and pour it over a graham cracker crust in a loaf pan or spring-form pan. 

After refrigerating overnight, you get somewhat of a mousse cake or pie that’s immensely satisfying to slice and serve. Try it sometime; I think you’ll love it.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy331 cal




In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in ten-second pulses stirring between pulses until glossy and smooth. Mix in the sugar and the instant coffee. Set aside.


Whisk the heavy cream until soft peaks form and incorporate the vanilla.


Fold the whipped cream into the melted chocolate and pour the mixture into a piping bag.


Pipe the mousse into 4 serving glasses. Optionally, garnish with extra whipping cream.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories331
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat23.6 g78 g30.26%
  • Saturated Fat15.6 g20 g78%
  • Cholesterol51 mg300 mg17%
  • Sodium45 mg2300 mg1.96%
  • Total Carbohydrate25.9 g275 g9.42%
  • Dietary Fiber1.4 g28 g5%
  • Total Sugars21.8 g
  • Protein3.8 g50 g7.6%
  • Calcium99 mg1300 mg7.62%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium182 mg4700 mg3.87%