Chocolate Mocha Mousse

Creamy, fluffy, delicious MOCHA MOUSSE RECIPE

This Chocolate Mocha Mousse is creamy, fluffy, coffee flavored perfection!

If you love chocolate and coffee together, this is the treat for you!

This homemade mousse is surprisingly easy to make, and makes a beautiful treat that’s perfect for a dinner party… or anytime you need a special dessert!

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Creamy, fluffy, delicious MOCHA MOUSSE RECIPE

I’ve shared a delicious Chocolate Mousse Recipe on the blog in the past and still love that recipe.

But when my friend Cathy over at Lemon Tree Dwelling shared her Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse a while back, it was simply so gorgeous I really wanted to play with the recipe.  While her Bailey’s version looks amazing (and you should totally try it!), I thought I’d experiment with a coffee variation.

Ever since my recent Mexican Riviera Cruse with Princess Cruises I’ve been dreaming of the gorgeous cappuccinos I enjoyed every morning!

I thought a coffee flavored treat might be the perfect way to remember my Princess trip.

And what a delicious idea this was!  This Chocolate Mocha Mousse is creamy and fluffy, yet has a nice thick consistency.

This mousse feels like such a fancy treat, but it’s so easy to make I can whip it up anytime I want… this could be dangerous!

Delicious homemade CHOCOLATE MOCHA MOUSSE! Creamy, fluffy, perfection!

I garnished the mousse with chocolate covered espresso beans, but feel free to use chocolate sprinkles, a small cookie, or simply no garnish at all.

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Chocolate Mocha Mousse Recipe

Creamy, fluffy, delicious MOCHA MOUSSE RECIPE

Chocolate Mocha Mousse

Creamy, fluffy and delicious!
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 269 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin 1 packet
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • chocolate covered espresso beans optional


  • Before gathering your ingredients, place mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer to chill 5-10 minutes.  Chilling the bowl will help the whipped cream whip up faster and fluffier.
  • In a small bowl, add 2 T. water.  Sprinkle gelatin over water, stir, then set aside for 1 minute to allow the gelatin to absorb the water.
  • Pour the hot coffee into the bowl of gelatin and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Once fully dissolved, set aside to cool.
  • Retrieve your chilled mixing bowl and add heavy cream.  Beat cream on medium-high speed 1-2 minutes until it begins to thicken.  Reduce speed to low, then while still mixing, slowly add powdered sugar, then cocoa powder and vanilla.
  • Continue mixing, and slowly pour in the cooled coffee/gelatin mixture.
  • Return mixer to medium or medium-high speed and continue to beat until well blended, fluffy and soft peaks form.  Do not over-mix.  The mixture will firm up as it chills.
  • Spoon or pipe (with a piping bag) into your choice of small glasses or dishes.  Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Before serving, garnish with chocolate covered espresso beans, chocolate sprinkles, or your choice of garnish.


The mousse can be made several hours in advance (and kept in the refrigerator), but I would suggest serving it the same day it's made.


Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 27mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 875IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate mocha mousse, mousse
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Creamy, fluffy, delicious MOCHA MOUSSE RECIPE

Disclosure – I’m sharing this recipe in partnership with Princess Cruises.  Partnering with brands I love allows me to provide you with high quality content at no cost to you.  I only work with brands I use and love.  All images, text and opinions are my own.


  1. Can you use it as a cake filling? 

  2. These came out beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks amazing! Is there are a substitute for the gelatin?

  4. Another great recipe from Glory! My tummy and whipped cream do not get along well, but I might have to try and figure something out to counteract it’s bad reaction, you know? It may just be worth it,… Your photos are gorgeous, as usual, too!

  5. This sounds amaze-balls! I will probably be trying this recipe soon, thanks for the great idea!

    Love you!

  6. yummmm! how far in advance can this be made and still be delish? thanks!! 

    • Hi Sonny,
      As mentioned in the recipe, the mouse can be made several hours in advance, but is best served the same day it’s made. Enjoy!

  7. OMG YUM! It looks so fluffy and tasty!

  8. Oh, my dear Glory . . . you’re killing me! ! ! !  😉

    Another delicious, delectable offering on screen, but sadly not in my hand or tickling my taste buds!  You really need to start sending me samples with your posts!  😉

    I can totally see me relaxing in a deck chair under clear skies, nothing but blue water all around, the sun in my hair and . . . one of these babies in my hand!  🙂

  9. Looks delicious! I love chocolate and coffee.

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