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Coffee Mousse


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Coffee Mousse is a light and fluffy mousse and makes a quick and delicious coffee-flavored dessert. This mousse is very simple to make and only requires a few ingredients.

If you love coffee recipes, this easy coffee mousse recipe will be a big hit. Gather the entire family around the table then enjoy a delicious coffee dessert that you can share with everyone.

Three tall glasses filled with Coffee Mousse topped with chocolate chips.

Coffee Mousse Recipe

Mousse is a French dessert that is somewhat similar to ice cream. The word mousse simply means “mousse” or foamy in French, so it’s essentially a flavored foam dessert.

Mousse is incredibly light and fluffy because it’s made with lots of egg whites. Egg whites are beaten to the point where they form stiff peaks, which gives the mousse its fluffy texture.

Why I Love This Recipe

I love this recipe because it is light, fluffy, and coffee-flavored and it’s great for making ahead.

  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Looks beautiful on a plate
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

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Ingredients

This coffee mousse recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store. You will be so glad that you made the trip to the store.

  • eggs, separated (yolks and whites)
  • powdered sugar
  • granulated coffee
  • butter
  • whipping cream
  • cream of tartar
Ingredients used to make Coffee Mousse.

Substitutions

Swerve: Want to make this diet-friendly? You can use powdered swerve as a great replacement.

Milk: Milk can be used instead of heavy whipping cream, but you will have a softer less fluffy mousse.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this creamy coffee-inspired dessert.

How to Make Coffee Mousse

This recipe comes together in just a few simple steps. If you’re looking for a delicious and coffee-flavored dessert, this easy coffee mousse recipe is perfect for you.

Step 1: Heat the ingredients

In a saucepan, put the whipping cream, coffee, and powdered sugar. Stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

Step 2: Add the butter

Add the butter and stir until melted.

whipping cream, coffee, powdered sugar, and butter in a saucepan

Step 3: Mix in the egg yolks

Add the egg yolks and remove them from the fire while stirring fast, letting the yolk cook with the rest of the mixture.

Egg yolks in a bowl next to cracked eggshells

Step 4: Whip the egg whites

In a bowl, whip the egg whites and the cream of tartar.

Egg whites being whipped.

Step 5: Add in the egg whites

Incorporate the mix of the coffee with the egg whites slowly until smooth.

The coffee mixture in a saucepan being mixed until smooth.

Step 6: Chill

Serve in large cups and refrigerate for 3 hours.

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Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to personalize this recipe? Try changing the flavors with one of these suggestions.

Cinnamon: Add one teaspoon of cinnamon to the coffee mixture when heating for more flavor.

Espresso: Use 1/4 cup of espresso and add 1 tbsp of coffee to the mixture while heating for even more flavor.

Nutella: Add 3 tablespoons of Nutella to the mixture when heating for a creamy chocolate texture.

Three tall glasses filled with Coffee Mousse topped with chocolate chips.

Toppings Suggestions

Are you wondering what to add on top of this coffee mousse dish to take it up a notch? Here are some suggestions.

  • Whipped cream
  • Coconut shavings
  • Chocolate chips
  • Brown sugar granules
Three tall glasses filled with Coffee Mousse topped with chocolate chips.

Tips

Do you want to make this Coffee Mousse recipe? Here are my best tips to help you make sure this recipe turns out well.

  • Make sure that you stir often while the mixture is on the stove to prevent scorching.
  • Immediately pour the coffee mousse mixture into the cups after whisking.
  • Make sure to whip the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  • Don’t let any egg yolk get into your egg whites when separating the eggs since this could cause them not to whip up.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Coffee Mousse? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Why did my Coffee Mousse sink?

Your Coffee Mousse may have sunk because you didn’t whip your egg whites correctly. Make sure you whip until you have stiff peaks.

Can I freeze coffee mousse?

Yes, coffee mousse can also be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag. It will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Coffee Mousse Recipe

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Coffee Mousse

Coffee Mousse is a light and fluffy mousse and is a quick and delicious coffee-flavored dessert. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 278 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 eggs separated (yolks and whites)
  • 1 tbsp powder sugar
  • 3 tbsps granulated coffee
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsps cream of tartar

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, put the whipping cream, the coffee, and powdered sugar. Stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted.
  • Add the egg yolks and remove them from the fire while stirring fast, letting the yolk cook with the rest of the mixture.
  • In a bowl, whip the egg whites and the cream of tartar.
  • Incorporate the mix of the coffee with the egg whites slowly until smooth.
  • Serve in large cups and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 7gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 245mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1113IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
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