Chocolate And Coffee Mousse

Chocolate and Coffee Mousse | Playful Cooking

A decent chocolate treat is soul satisfying, mood uplifting and can switch any miserable day to a chirpy one. Living in west coast, I shouldn’t ever nag about the weather but it’s been blue off late and it yelled for some sugar rush to boost my spirit. Plus, with all the Valentine’s Day chocolate delicacies that are floating in the virtual food world and food channels, it’s tough not to flow with the temptation. It’s nothing bad, only food and good food, if I may say. Well, chocolate is good for health in several ways, obviously as long as you don’t over do it. I had mentioned it several times in past that I am not a chocoholic but at times, the craving hits hard. And if that’s an airy, fluffy, velvety mousse, which melts in your mouth, I could dig in and gobble non-stop. Not that I do, but I totally can.


Chocolate and Coffee Mousse | Playful Cooking


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Yesterday, just before dinner, I whipped this insanely easy chocolate mousse with a hint of coffee flavor in it. My husband was surprised when he watched me suddenly jump out of the couch and go straight to the kitchen, like I left the stove on by mistake. I am still working on fixing that bad habit! That was clearly not the reason why I rushed to the kitchen. Like I said before, craving hits hard at times. After a quick 15 minutes, the mousse was ready. Really, it was that quick. As usual, I was trying to scrape every single bit of it and when I couldn’t do it anymore, I licked the whisk clean. Who doesn’t do that, right? Not even a tad bit embarrassed about it. It’s dark chocolate after all and that silky smooth mousse was too good to get washed by water. Arvind stood there and stared at me with a flat expression. I am sure such things don’t surprise him any more.

My plan was to save some for the special love-day that’s just around the corner. Not that we go outrageous and celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and hearts hovering around us. We find that silly. We don’t even like to eat out on that day because its just too crowded. But we do like to treat ourselves to something special. Now, if only I could resist the temptation until Friday. There are still two more left in the fridge and I placed the milk gallon right in front of it hoping that the trick works! The truth is, I don’t trust myself much with chocolate mousse or any chocolate treat. The good news however is that this mousse so easy to prepare, I can make it any time.


Chocolate and Coffee Mousse | Playful Cooking


Chocolate and Coffee Mousse | Playful Cooking

Chocolate And Coffee Mousse

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a bowl, mix gelatin with cold water and let it stand for a minute. Then, mix hot water to it and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, salt and sift cocoa powder plus coffee powder to it. Add whipping cream to the bowl and using an electric mixer, whisk at medium high until it’s stiff. Scrape in between to make sure everything is mixed well. Pour the gelatin mixture, vanilla extract and whisk to mix everything together. Spoon it to individual containers, cover it and refrigerate it for a few hours.
  3. Serve it plain or add a dollop of whipped cream on top.


All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz

Chocolate and Coffee Mousse | Playful Cooking

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  • Liren
    February 13, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    I know when those chocolate craving hit unexpectedly, and this would definitely hit the spot! I’ve been making mousses more often too, lately, and it’s really funny how they had fallen off my radar for a spell. I’m planning on making a chocolate mousse for tomorrow, and I love how you added some coffee flavor here – thank you for the inspiration! I’ll have to make this!

  • Medha
    February 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Gorgeous pictures – love the light, colours, surface – superb clicks! Totally drool worthy:)

  • Sarvani
    February 14, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    You just cant go wrong with coffee and chocolate.. its a combination after my own heart!! and what stunning photography!!

  • Meeta
    February 14, 2014 at 2:42 AM

    I am a big sucker for chocolate mousse – from the time when i was young. Refining it with coffee just makes this a touch more grown-up!

  • Angie@Angiesrecipes
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    February 14, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    Your chocolate mousse looks divine! I love the combination of chocolate and coffee.

  • cheri
    February 14, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    So decadent! Perfect combination.

  • Shibi @ FlavzCorner
    Shibi @ FlavzCorner
    February 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    The Mousse looks tempting and I too have the habit of acting up as I am in urgency of doing something which my hubby tries to correct every time with no success 🙂
    I love mousse of any kind especially chocolate. I think its because I like the the airy fluffy light texture which gives a guilt free feeling when devouring it.

  • nipponnin
    February 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    I’m a big fan of your photographs! I am usually awestruck with your style including this.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    February 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    What a decadent mousse, I love the chocolate and coffee flavor!

  • Melissa @ Treats Wit
    Melissa @ Treats Wit
    February 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    I love mousse! Its such a classic. Your photos are GORGEOUS!!

  • Anita Menon
    Anita Menon
    February 17, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    I always, always have chocolate on me – in my fridge, purse in the form of either dark chococlate or chocolate flavored protein bar. The chocolate coffee mousse looks sinful..

  • Soma
    February 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Umm…I am not a big chocolate lover but this looks very easy and tempting.

  • Lan | morestomach
    Lan | morestomach
    February 19, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    sigh, these are so beautiful! personally, i adore me a good chocolate treat, and the fact that this was so easy to whip up, swoon!

  • Reem
    February 20, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Beautiful! !!
    You just killed me with this delicious gorgeouness… love it babe!

  • Lizzy (Good Things)
    Lizzy (Good Things)
    February 23, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Oh my goodness, how absolutely exquisite!

  • Lizzy (Good Things)
    Lizzy (Good Things)
    February 23, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Oh my goodness, how absolutely exquisite!

  • Sylvie | Gourmande i
    Sylvie | Gourmande i
    February 27, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    I wish I had one of those in front of me now, I can’t ever resist a good chocolate mousse or anything chocolate for that matter!

  • Kiran
    February 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    There’s something so decadent and luscious about homemade mousse. This is no exception 🙂


  • Claudya
    March 1, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    I adore chocolate mousse and I’ve never made any for myself. That needs to change.

  • Najla Koya
    Najla Koya
    March 5, 2014 at 5:21 AM

    Coffee n chocolate is my favourite combo too… bookmarking this .. Beautiful snaps ..

  • Jennifer Smith
    Jennifer Smith
    March 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I am drooling over this chocolate mousse even just by looking at the images and imagining the taste of it! Heaven! Who doesn’t love chocolate? I always say, chocolates are recipes for a sweetastic (sweet-fantastic) life. Sadly, I might not be able to try this soon since I have just started an elimination diet starting with sugar. A little bit of chocolate every once in a while won’t hurt as long as we keep track of our food intakes. 🙂

  • IshitaUnblogged
    March 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM

    Absolutely drooling over this. Then again, which post of yours don’t I drool over? Hey Congratulations on the big news… love to your boy and I am sure, you will make an apple puree look like a gourmet condiment. Can’t wait to see that. But, before that – you and the baby first!

  • Maite SweetFood
    Maite SweetFood
    April 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    I’m sure it tasted amazing!!I’ve just found your blog and I love it!!!
    Everything is so cute!!!
    Greetings from Spain!!

  • vibha
    May 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    awesome combo. Please share the recipe.

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