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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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