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Chocolate Espresso Mousse

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$21.67 Cooking Fee
Serving Size: 4 ounces
Recipe adapted from:
Mayumi Tavalero
This is a very rich chocolate mousse made the traditional way using raw eggs*. It has just a touch of espresso for a subtle twist. Note: Requires 2 hour chill time.
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
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  • Please note that this dish requires 2 hours of refrigerating time and it will be best to start with it first to allow enough time for that prior to eating.
  • In a medium-sized stainless steel bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (or double boiler), melt the chocolate and butter. Stir in the instant coffee, then pour the mixture into a bowl. Whisk in the egg yolks; set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • In another bowl, whip the heavy cream and sugar.
  • Stir a couple of spoonfuls of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, and then fold the remaining whites into the chocolate mixture. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • Spoon the chocolate mousse into individual serving dishes or glasses. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, garnish as desired.


This dessert requires a 2 hour chill time, so plan accordingly by making this dish first. 

Cook Times

Active Prep15
Hands-On Cook5
Hands-Off Cook0
Total Time20 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10



  • 8 ounce 70% dark chocolate chopped
  • 4 tablespoon European style unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 4 teaspoon instant espresso crystals or instant coffee crystals
  • 4 egg separated
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 tablespoon granulated sugar

For the whipped cream:

  • 2 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

Garnishes (optional):

  • whipped cream
  • chocolate covered coffee bean
  • shaved chocolate
  • ground coffee

Cooking Tools Required

Double Boiler, Electric Hand Mixer, Mixing bowls, Mixing spoon, Refrigerator
Reheating/Serving Instructions

Store covered, in refrigerator and enjoy for up to 5 days.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1034IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg

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