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3 different shaped glassware holding Easy Chocolate Mousse

Easy recipe for Chocolate Mousse

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This Easy Chocolate Mousse with Kahlúa can be prepared in 10 minutes with no whipping or folding of egg whites or cream. With an ultra-silky texture and an intense chocolatey flavor, it’s the perfect make-ahead dessert for any occasion.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Chilling time: 240 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free



Note: this recipe contains raw egg. Consuming raw egg may increase the risk of foodborne illness. If you prefer, cook the egg in 140-degree water for 3 minutes before using.

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate – (chips work well)
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlúa liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup extra-fine sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In the top of a double boiler over low heat (water at a low boil), melt chocolate together with the Kahlúa, stirring, just until the chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool a bit. Don’t worry if it comes out looking like ganache (or super thick frosting) – it will still work.
  2. In a blender container or food processor bowl, combine orange juice, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla and sugar. Blend.
  3. Add melted chocolate mixture and blend again.
  4. Add heavy cream and blend again.
  5. Pour into six pots de crème or stemmed glasses. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.


Make ahead:  Mousse can be made 24 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated. Can also be frozen for up to 2 months (see details in blog post).

Serving suggestions: Spoon a dollop of whipped cream (flavored with powdered sugar and vanilla) on top of each pot/glass and garnish with one of the following:

  • Small mint leaf
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chopped toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Author: From "A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®" by Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper
  • Category: Dessert, make ahead, quick and easy
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 307
  • Sugar: 27.7 g
  • Sodium: 32.4 mg
  • Fat: 18.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.5 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 146.1 mg