Monday, 29 April 2013

Mocha Mousse


From the first mouthful, it was like "bullet time" in The Matrix... timee...juust...slloowed...riiighhht...dooooownnnnn...

*NOTE: Since I posted this recipe, a couple of you have asked if the Kahlua is in the mousse. No, it's not. I just served it on the side. But it got me thinking that you could skip the whole coffee-paste-making step and just add a tablespoon of Kahlua instead... How good would that be? Very good (she said, answering her own question.)

Mocha Mousse
slightly adapted from Donna Hay
Makes 6

1 tablespoon instant coffee *See note.
1 teaspoon boiling water
200g milk chocolate, finely chopped
3 eggs, separated
45g brown sugar
310ml single cream
dark chocolate, shaved to decorate

Place the coffee and boiling water in a small bowl and stir until it is a smooth paste. Set aside.

Place the milk chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and zap in short burst at low power in the microwave until it is melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly.

Place the egg whites in a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Add the brown sugar and whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy.

Add 60ml of the cream, the coffee mixture and the the egg yolks to the melted chocolate and whisk well to combine. Gently fold in half the whipped egg white mixture, at a time, through the chocolate.

Place the remaining cream in a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Carefully fold the cream through the mousse until just combined. Spoon into 6 glasses and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until set. Top with shavings of dark chocolate.


  1. Love at first sight. Gorgeous photos!

  2. I love it!!!!! I love Kalhua and I'm sure that this time in the Matrix was really nice :) Love your photos <3

  3. Was the Kalhua supposed to be on the side or in the actual recipe? I could be having a stupid moment today. I love mocha flavors BTW. P.S. I would love to be your neighbor!

  4. Thanks Little Kitchie... and love at first bite.

  5. Thanks Rosie. Clouds of Mocha - heavenly indeed.

  6. Hey Gabrielle. The Kahlua isn't in the recipe, I just served it with it because it's coffee flavoured. But you could use Kahlua instead of the coffee paste. I made a note at the top of the recipe if you'd rather use Kahlua - which I think would be delicious.

  7. Hey Patty. I served the Kahlua on the side. It's a bit confusing... sorry. I've made a note at the top of the recipe now. But you could most definitely use 1 tablespoon of Kahlua instead of the coffee paste - it would be divine.

    PS: I would love to be your neighbor too.

  8. My favorite pot de creme has BOURBON in it. It deserves caps I think. This looks delish with or with out the Kahlua!

  9. Hey Pink Patisserie. Now I want to make some with BOURBON.

  10. thank you very mutch for this recipe ! it's exellent ! ...sorry for my english, i'am french !!