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Easy Mocha Mousse

Updated February 23, 2016
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Serves4

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timehalf-day

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, high-calcium, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentelectric mixer

Mealdinner

Moodfestive, romantic

Taste and Texturechocolatey, creamy, sweet

Type of Dishchocolate dessert, dessert

Ingredients

  • 6 oz (175 g) semisweet chocolate
  • ½ cup (125 mL) strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups (500 mL) whipping (35%) cream
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) confectioner’s (icing) sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup (125 mL) whipping (35%) cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) confectioners sugar (icing sugar), sifted
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) instant coffee powder or granules
  • ¼ tsp vanilla (1 mL)
  • Small bowl, chilled

Instructions

In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine chocolate and coffee, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and pour into chilled bowl for faster cooling.

In a small mixer bowl, on high speed, beat cream, slowly adding the confectioners' sugar and beating until soft peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture. Spoon into 4 individual dessert dishes and chill in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

Prepare the topping: In a small mixer bowl, combine whipping cream, confectioners' sugar, coffee powder and vanilla and beat on high speed until firm peaks form. Spoon over chilled mousse to garnish.

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