Espresso Chocolate Mousse

Last night, it rained.

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

It sounded like magic and love and dreaming and soup and kittens. I put on my fluffiest sweatshirt and cuddled up in bed and watched super classy shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom 2. Keepin’ things elegant, you know. I was joyous; absolutely blissful. Until, without any warning, some scary evil malicious malevolent forceful force came over me and I was craving chocolate frosting something fierce.

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

No amount of Gossip Girl was going to help me and I knew it, so I gave in. But chocolate frosting? Really? I couldn’t just eat chocolate frosting off of a spoon, that’s so unsophisticated. Thankfully, the Heavens have blessed us with chocolate mousse. Espresso chocolate mousse. It’s acceptable the eat that off of a spoon, let me tell you. Basically, when the Queen of England and every Manhattan socialite ever get together for dessert, they eat this. So classy I can’t even handle it!

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

It’s like eating chocolate clouds off a spoon. Heaven in a bowl. I could on and on, but I’d rather you just make it for yourself.

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into pieces

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder

2 large eggs, seperated

1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

3 tablespoons superfine sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Set a medium sized bowl in the freezer- you will use this later to whip the cream.

In a medium sized bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate, butter, and espresso powder. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes, then whisk in the two egg yolks. Set in the refrigerator.

In yet another medium sized bowl, whip the two egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add two tablespoons of the sugar, increase the speed of the mixer, and continue to beat until stiff peaks form, yet the whites are still glossy and not dry. Set aside.

Take the bowl out of the freezer, and in it whip the heavy cream, vanilla, and remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar until soft peaks form.

Remove the chocolate mixture from the fridge and stir in a couple of spoonfuls of the beaten egg whites to lighten it, and then gently but thoroughly fold in the rest. Fold in the whipping cream. Don’t stir, fold!

Spoon into individual serving glasses, eat right away, or cover and refrigerate. Makes 6 servings.

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

Fact: I spilled hundreds of coffee beans on my floor in the taking of this photo. It was actually hilarious.

Eat some chocolate today. It’s good for you.

Espresso Chocolate Mousse


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61 responses to “Espresso Chocolate Mousse

  1. Mmm that looks and sounds so good! I like the way you piped it too. Very pretty.

  2. Normally, I am not a fan of milk chocolate mousses, but this looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making it.

  3. I too love how you piped it, very beautiful pictures.

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  5. Jun

    Mmmmm, beautiful and delicious!

  6. Oh…look…soo…..GOOD…..I really love chocolate mousse THAT much.

  7. Holy mother of god. I need that in my life!

  8. Unbelievable photos… we’d love to have you feature some of your dishes at

  9. It looks so chic! I love it! Nothing beats silky smooth chocolate mousse in my book.

  10. giiiirrrrl! this looks gorgeous! i’m so glad you started this space.
    right on right on!

  11. Just discovered your blog–this looks delicious. I could eat chocolate mousse pretty much all the time!

  12. OH MY GOD i need someone to make this for me

  13. These photos are gorgeous and that mousse looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  14. Ah this mousse looks divine! Wish I could dive right in now 😉

  15. Nancy

    Found your amazing photos on FoodGawker and I am so glad I did. Can’t wait to try this recipe…and since no one else in my house likes espresso I will get to eat it all!!!

  16. This look incredible! Chocolate and coffee is a match made in heaven, definitely making this soon!

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  18. Emma

    Hi! I made this chocolate mousse yesterday, and it is soooooo incredibly good! Put it immediately in my recipe folder. I’m from the Netherlands, and I will make some people fall in love with this mousse, so you can expect some secret admirers from Holland very soon! I’m going to take a bite now.. 🙂

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  20. Jordan

    Funny yet delicious!

  21. JC Hickory

    Looks lovely and you had me until I read, in the midst of all the real ingredients, instant espresso powder…. I intended to let it pass and move on when I read the comment about spilling all the real coffee beans. Just seems curious to me to go to all the effort with real eggs and whipping cream instead of from a can and then just using instant coffee. Why not use carob instead of chocolate?

    • For a whipped mousse like this using liquid espresso would make it into a soupy mess. This started as a chocolate mousse that I wanted to kick up with some espresso, and instant espresso powder is used in just about every coffee-chocolate recipe there is. All it is is finely ground up espresso beans.. nothing like using carob instead of chocolate. 🙂

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  23. joanna

    i was just attempting to make an expresso with my new expresso machine…failed. this looks so damn good it will haunt me all day.

  24. This looks SO yummy!!

    I’m going to send it to my husband and see if he will make some!

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  26. Oh man I will definately try this, you are a great blogger! Thanks! Check out mine at

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  28. This looks absolutely delicious I’ll have to try this.

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  30. Dorothy

    YUMMMMM…added benefit? Glueten free

  31. Now that’s a dessert I could get down with, for obvious reasons! 🙂

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  33. Great recipe, looks very inviting.

  34. Reblogged this on heavenly elevenses and commented:
    I love this post….!!! Must try this recipe.

  35. kamagra100mgtabs

    after hard working day i need this kind of recipe to relax myself in the kitchen with good food. I would sure try in my kitchen i am dam sure that it not only looks but also testy at the same time.

  36. kamagra100mgtabs

    Great tips i would love to try this recipe at my kitchen

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  38. I make pretty good coffee already, but this is heaven.

  39. Gail Richards

    This looks so yummy, can’t wait to try it

  40. thuyng2244

    i like it

  41. Emmy

    where does one get espresso powder in a little town?

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  43. Becca Rundell

    Looks amazing! Chocolate paired with anything is great, and coffee needs no embellishment really, but this must be delicious. Great photos too!

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  47. Hi! These photos are beautiful! I could look at them all day, so warm and cosy and elegant. I have a teeny pinterest obsession with looking at pretty pictures of coffee! 🙂


  48. Reblogged this on AfroPhantoms and commented:
    Fantasy food

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