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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29 Comments on “Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse”
So easy and so good! The espresso really makes the chocolate flavor come through.
I agree, that’s why I add it to most of my chocolate dishes. I’m glad you like it.
Do you know what % the dark chocolate you used is, Janette? That would be helpful in duplicating your yummy dish. Thanks1
Hi Marlene, I would say the safest thing would be to use nothing higher than 72%. I hope this helps 🙂
I’m a chocolaholic and this wonderful expresso mousse is so up my alley; thanks so much for sharing!
Wow, looks wonderfully delicious! Nettie
Ohh awesome!!! I love mousses!!! Espresso and chocolate are kind of lethal no?!?
Chocolate mousse is one of my favorite dessert. And like you I love to add a twist of espresso in it. Your recipe looks fabulous! Love the new layout and logo of your blog as well, well done! 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Ooooh, this is a beauty of a dessert. I really like the addition of espresso and what a pretty presentation too!
Dear Janette, I love chocolate mousse. Yours sound wonderful with the espresso and that drizzle of white chocolate. What an elegant treat. xo, Catherine
Thank you so much Catherine 🙂
I love this kind of easy ‘entertaining’ dessert, Janette. It’s great that you can make it ahead and shove it in the fridge until dessert time.
I also LOVE the white choc pattern in the inside of the glass – what an elegant little trick!
Oh, and have I already mentioned that I love your new theme? Looks fab!
Yes, it’s perfect for dinner parties. Thank you Helen 🙂
My type of dessert – Love chocolate and espresso! Pinned!!!
Thank you Mira 🙂
Perfect combination – espresso and dark chocolate:)
Thank you Rachel
I am absolutely drooling over your mousse and so wish I wasn’t “off chocolate” for awhile or I’d be making it right now! Pinning for sure!
Thank you Linda, I hope you make it when you’re back on chocolate 🙂
Love the glass styling! This dessert looks luscious and what hubby and I would really love!
I adore Chocolate Mousse! And, I love that you added espresso to yours. It looks so good! I used to work at at French cafe that served chocolate mousse and it was one of my favorite treats! Now I can make yours at home instead! Yum!
Me too, and I love how easy it is. The espresso just makes it that much better. Thanks Debi 🙂
That dark chocolate mousse looks so delicious. I don’t have a sweet tooth either. Most of the time, I would rather go to the nachos over cake. Your recipe is so beautiful. I think I would have a hard time choosing between your mousse or nachos.
Wowzaa! I love the combination of chocolate and espresso… put it into mousse form, and I’m all over this dish! Fabulous!
What a beautiful and delicious dessert, Janette! I love the added touch of the white chocolate drizzled inside first!
Love the sound of this dessert,Janette. I’m such a dark chocolate fan!
Maybe my favorite dessert of all. Love what you did with the glass.
Thank you Peter, it’s pretty fun 🙂