Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse
This Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse is creamy and chocolatey with the addition of espresso powder, which is a delicious compliment to the chocolate flavor.
A delicious no bake or cook, chocolate dessert treat that takes a few minutes to make.
I want to first start out by saying, just because I called it Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse, doesn’t mean you have to use dark chocolate (it’s just my favorite). Any chocolate that you like to eat, light or dark, will work in this recipe.
If you’re looking for an easy, yet impressive dessert that looks and tastes like it could be served in a fine dining restaurant, then you’ve come to the right place.
I don’t make desserts too often. I actually don’t have a sweet tooth, but when I do feel like enjoying a dessert, I don’t like one’s that are too sweet and this one has the perfect amount of sweetness.
Yes. Just make sure they are both instant (not the type you use in the machine) because it needs to dissolve. You can also used a little brewed coffee, just don’t use too much or the chocolate will be too watery.
Total time from start to finish is about 22 minutes (plus time for refrigeration) which makes it perfect for a make ahead dessert. Whether you’re entertaining or just feeding the family.
The presentation starts with white chocolate drizzled on the inside of the glass (above), a simple but very striking and elegant look. I used good quality white chocolate (the kind that you eat, not for baking) that melts beautifully. I just add it to a ziptop bag, snip the end and you have an instant piping bag. This step is optional.
The dark chocolate is melted with the secret ingredient, instant espresso powder. Heavy cream is whipped with vanilla extract and gently folded into the melted chocolate. And that is all there is to a decadent yet easy and impressive dessert.
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