Delicious Coffee Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Celebrate World Chocolate Day and your love of coffee with this easy and delicious coffee chocolate mousse.

Mr and Mrs Romance - Coffee choc mousse recipe

I love food but I’m not a very adventurous cook.

If there are too many ingredients or it’s going to take too long to make then I probably won’t even start.

Chocolate mousse is one of my specialities. It’s one of those dishes that seems tricky but is actually really simple to do.

Mr and Mrs Romance - Yummy Coffee chocolate mousse recipe

I’m kind of known for my regular chocolate mousse recipe and I can make it by heart now.

I started thinking about new ways to serve it (even though I love serving it in a giant bowl for everyone to share). We have these coffee cups that are transparent and I was experimenting with layering the mousse and cream to create a dessert that looks like a cappuccino.

But then genius struck. What if the mousse was like a mocha? Perhaps inspired by this mocha espresso martini?

And so the coffee chocolate mousse was made. And it is good!

Mr and Mrs Romance - the best Coffee chocolate mousse recipe

Delicious Coffee Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Serves about 6 – takes about 4hrs 20min including refrigeration

Here’s what you need:

  • 200g dark chocolate – use a good quality chocolate you’d eat
  • Thickened cream 300ml + extra cream for garnish
  • 3 egg yolks
  • About 2tbsp caster sugar
  • Shot of espresso coffee – chilled
  • Dash of vinegar
  • Pinch of salt

Here’s what you do:

  1. Separate the yolks from the whites of the eggs, put the whites in a bowl and the yolks in a cup.
  2. Break up the chocolate and melt in a glass bowl over simmering water (a bain marie) or in the microwave.
  3. Beat the egg whites, adding the sugar slowly as you go until you get stiff peaks. Add a dash of white vinegar and a pinch of salt early on before you add the sugar to help with the mix.
  4. In a seperate bowl, add the coffee to the cream then beat the cream until it thickens and is a similar consistency to the egg whites.
  5. Pour one egg yolk into the chocolate at a time and mix quickly with a spoon. The chocolate will go very hard at this point – don’t give up!
  6. Mix the first ¼ of the cream into the chocolate and combine thoroughly but gently. Continue adding the cream to the chocolate in small batches until all combined.
  7. Very very gently fold the egg whites into the mix a bit at a time. You want the mix to stay light and fluffy.
  8. Carefully spoon into coffee cups, cover with cling wrap and pop them in the fridge for at least an hour and a half. If you have the willpower, anything over four hours will give you the best results.
  9. To serve, whip up some extra cream and spoon it over the mousse to create a cappuccino-like froth layer. Garnish with grated chocolate and eat with a tiny coffee spoon!

Mr and Mrs Romance - Coffee chocolate mousse recipe

What’s your speciality in the kitchen? Do you have a favourite chocolate recipe? Leave me a link to it in the comments – though if it’s hard to make, I’ll get Mr R to try it!

Images by Mrs Romance.


  • Reply July 8, 2014


    I will definitely be making this. Book marked! Boom.

    • Reply July 9, 2014

      Mrs Romance

      it is gluten free too… just saying 😉

  • You had me at coffee. And mousse. And chocolate. Definitely will be making this!

    • Reply July 8, 2014

      Mr Romance

      Ha ha! I know – it’s the taste trifecta, isn’t it, Tine?!

  • Reply July 9, 2014


    Phoaw! I need this in my life. I’m going have this in my life. Done. Thanks x

    • Reply July 10, 2014

      Mr Romance

      Everyone needs this in their life, Bele! It’s awesome! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did when Mrs R first made it for me!

  • Reply July 10, 2014


    My mouth is literally watering! I love how light a mousse is, plus the coffee with it is so good! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply July 10, 2014

      Mr Romance

      It all works so well together, doesn’t it, Jamie? Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply July 11, 2014


    Sounds delish. I wonder how I can whip this up in the thermie!

    • Reply July 12, 2014

      Mrs Romance

      ooh good question Sammie. I need you to give me a Thermie demo and we can work out how to adapt the recipe xx

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  • Reply October 31, 2017

    Angela Maciel

    Badly needed this recipe… Thanks for sharing 😀 Coffee is life and chocolate is love

    • Reply October 31, 2017

      Mr Romance

      Ha ha! That’s awesome, Angela. Coffee is indeed life and chocolate is love for sure! Glad you like the recipe. J

  • Reply December 27, 2022

    Cynthia Crawley

    Hi, These delightful coffee recipes are really making me buzz still! Great tips for all coffee addicts (like me). I love to read every blog related to coffee. So, your ideas are very creative and useful. Thank you very much for sharing this with us.

    • Reply December 30, 2022

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Cynthia! Who doesn’t love a good coffee? Can’t start my day without one – and this mousse is the perfect way to end the day too!

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