Dark Chocolate Coffee Mousse

Dark Chocolate Coffee Mousse

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!

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 Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Serving Size: 6
  • Energy: 595 cal
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  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows



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.


Melt 8 ounces of dark chocolate in the microwave.


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


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


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


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

You're all done! Enjoy!


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