Dark Chocolate Mousse


Who doesn’t love chocolate and everything that is made with chocolate?  This dark chocolate mousse is our new favorite dessert.


130 g dark chocolate
1 tablespoon brandy / Kahlua rum & coffee Liqueur
2 to 3 tablespoons sugar (use more if you have a sweet tooth)
2 tablespoons espresso instant coffee
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
200 heavy cream
2 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
water to dissolve gelatin


In a medium bowl, add chocolate, cocoa powder and instant coffee

Add 80 g heavy cream; whisk and microwave on high for about one minute or one and a half minute until chocolate melts.  The time needed might differ depending on different microwave ovens.

Whisk everything together.  Allow it to cool for a while until it is not hot to touch.

In a small bowl, add water; sprinkle gelatin on top; and then microwave for a few seconds.  Gelatin heats and melts really fast.  Be sure not to overheat it.

In another large bowl, add remaining 120 g heavy cream along with sugar.  With an electronic whisk, beat it into whipped cream.

Combine chocolate sauce, melted gelatin, brandy / Kahlua rum & coffee Liqueur together.  Whisk until the mixture is smooth.

Divide it into small glasses or bowls

I top them with chocolate whipped cream.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or longer

A bit caramel sauce and chopped nuts make them even prettier! O(∩_∩)O~

The mousse is very rich and dark chocolate flavor with silky and smooth texture.  We really love it.