Cappuccino Mousse

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Cappuccino Mousse

You know how people say that chocolate is a great substitute for, you know, human contact? Ahem. Wink.

They need to try this cappuccino mousse. Because if anything will get your dopamine flowing and trigger a happy moment, this is it. Honestly, this mousse is pure wow. And it’s easy.

Cappuccino Mousse

When we were kids, my brother loved mousse. My mom would make it when he behaved, which wasn’t too often. As a result, the rest of us got kind of annoyed. I mean, we behaved nicely all the time, but we never got mousse. Why was the pain in the neck being rewarded?

Cappuccino Mousse

Until I got older, mousse to me was about being good. As an adult, I’m happy to report that it’s earned its proper place as an ultimate indulgence, the kind of treat you make when you have a few minutes of silence, a spoon, and a really comfy pair of yoga pants.

Cappuccino Mousse

What makes this mousse such a standout is that it has a strong mocha punch. You can skip your coffee, or just prepare yourself for the joy of having it in dessert. Once the coffee and chocolate chips are melted together, they get folded into whipped cream. It’s heaven.

Cappuccino Mousse

Now, I used real cream for this because Valentine’s Day is coming up, and Cool Whip doesn’t really float my romantic boat. But my guess is that this would work, though not as decadently, with Cool Whip.

Once the mousse is done it sets quickly, so be ready to spoon it into any glasses you desire. I put some of mine into cute to-go coffee cups to share with friends, and the rest got stored in my fridge in glass tumblers for maybe two hours before people found and ate it all.

Cappuccino Mousse

Chocolate and coffee are amazing, and even better in mousse. Whether you’re single or attached this Valentine’s, well-behaved or not, get that happy moment going!


Cappuccino Mousse


1 generous cup chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark)
4 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 cup cold water
1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream


  1. Dissolve the instant coffee in the cold water.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the coffee and the chocolate chips. Heat at 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until everything is melted and smooth. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Do not overdo it!
  4. Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the heavy cream until a uniform color (no streaks!) appears.
  5. Spoon the mousse into glasses or cups. It will set on its own.
  6. If not serving immediately, store in the refrigerator.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. annie@ciaochowbambina

    You had me at coffee and chocolate folded into whipped cream… Heaven!! Love the story about your brother – so cute!!

    1. Mir

      Yep, he still doesn’t behave and gets rewarded for it. But you know, he’s lovable. 🙂 Thanks, Annie!

  2. Rachelle

    Yum! I never knew that mousse was so easy to make. I am going to behave badly and have some Cappuccino Mousse in my very near future! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Ha! That’s hilarious, Rachelle!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Chocolate mousse is the best! I love the texture and flavor. This cappuccino version sounds fantastic, Mir! So flavorful!
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    1. Mir

      And a lovely jolt of caffeine, too, Gayle!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Although, I would have to use decaff as caffeine sends me craaaazzzyyyy!!!

    Pinning this!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the pin, Dannii! Decaf is definitely a safer choice. 🙂

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    I’m not a fan of coffee plain, but I LOVE it with chocolate!!! This looks amazing and I don’t think Cool Whip particularly floats anyone’s romantic boat 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Nope, I actually get a bit creeped out by Cool Whip, Medha! Totally with you on the chocolate/coffee thing. By itself…nope.

  6. Matea

    Who knew mousse was so easy and fuss-free? This looks delicious!! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Very easy, as it turns out! And this kind has no raw egg yolk either, which so many do. Thanks, Matea!

  7. Mira

    What a creative mousse recipe Mir! Love anything coffee flavored (especially tiramisu) and these are perfect for me! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      That’s right! You’re the tiramisu queen, Mira!

  8. Gingi

    This looks sooooo good! Thank you for sharing! <3 –
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gingi!

  9. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Wow I love that it’s so easy to make + super love that there’s no egg involved! yay! I don’t like the idea of adding raw eggs in mousse 😐
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    1. Mir

      Same here, Manali. Weirds me out…

  10. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    Aww your brother is so adorable girl!! This mousse looks so good!
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    1. Mir

      He is, you know. Thanks!

  11. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    That is such a quick and easy treat, and cappuccino flavoured! Yum! That sounds like the perfect Valentine’s treat!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Stacey! Problem is, there are so MANY good treats for V Day!

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