Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 10 to 12

Deep, rich, and luxurious, this mousse, inspired by a recipe from Isabel Allende, is a grand finale to a great meal. Use good-quality chocolate for the best flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Put chocolate, coffee, and sugar in a large metal mixing bowl. Set bowl over a large pot filled with 1 in. simmering water. Melt chocolate, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2

Whisk egg whites in a medium bowl with a mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Whisk cream in another bowl until soft ribbons form.

Step 3

Stir yolks into warm chocolate mixture. Mix in liqueur. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in whites until almost blended, then gently fold in whipped cream until no streaks remain.

Step 4

Pour chocolate mixture into a large (8-cup) glass serving bowl. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.

Step 5

Make ahead: Up to 3 days, covered and chilled.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

cmata1's Review

December 12, 2014
This is truly the best chocolate mousse I've ever had!!! It's not complicated to make and it's very silky.

NancySF's Review

August 05, 2013
Wonderful! This mousse was so good it has now replaced our family recipe. Note the raw eggs; we used a neighbor's fresh backyard chicken eggs.

caprifolia's Review

December 07, 2010
Really easy to make and excellent. Note: The flavors of the coffee and Grand Marnier that the recipe calls for are really lost in the chocolate flavor of the mousse. I added Grand Marnier with a bit of powdered sugar to the whipped cream topping and that added a nice flavor. A bit of orange zest on the whipped cream would probably be quite nice but I didn't try that yet. VERY RICH!

vansteenhouse's Review

November 29, 2010