Mocha Toffee Mousse

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Mocha Toffee Mousse

I want to marry this mousse. Sorry, Kenny.

The other day, I was really worn out. But since I’m not a coffee drinker, I did the next best thing: I gave myself a shot of this mousse. It’s not alcoholic, but it sure is caffeinated. Be still my heart. Nope, it’s beating too fast for that.

Not only is this the epitome of coffee and chocolate goodness, but there are also chocolate Heath bits through and through. Mousse has never tasted so incredible!

Mocha Toffee Mousse

Mousse is definitely a sensitive topic in my family. When I was growing up, one of my brothers didn’t put such a high premium on staying out of trouble. To make matters worse, he had this really bad habit of laughing at my parents whenever they were trying to punish them. I always told him that was a dumb move, but he didn’t seem to care that much.

On the rare occasions when my brother wasn’t wreaking havoc, my mother would reward him by making chocolate mousse. My mom didn’t bake often, so this was quite a treat. He loved chocolate mousse and I guess it was supposed to be a behavior incentive, but it didn’t work in the long term because, you know, kids.

Mocha Toffee Mousse

Anyway, I have another brother who always a model of kindness and goodness. He was in trouble, oh, never. So all these years later, he’s still kind of amazed that while the majority of my mother’s children behaved well and never received mousse, my brother got it for being good now and then. It seemed like a great injustice.

And, well, I guess it was. But I’ve learned that it’s impossible to treat your children the same way. They’re different people, and it’s inevitable that they can’t always have the same things. It might come across as unfair, but I think it’s unavoidable.

Mocha Toffee Mousse

Besides, my brother can have all the mousse he wants now, because I’ll make it for him! I’ll even make it for the one who didn’t behave. I love them both.

This takes almost no time to whip up, and it’s so nice and cool and light for these hot days. The toffee bits give a delightful crunch amid all the mocha creaminess, and you’ll be very happy. Plus, if you put this mousse in elegant glassware, it becomes the best company dessert ever!

Mocha Toffee Mousse

If you want to stall some family squabbles this holiday weekend (or anytime, really), give mousse a try. It might make your kids behave, anyway…for about ten seconds!


Mocha Toffee 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
1/2 cup chocolate toffee bits, plus a little more for garnish


  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. Gently fold the toffee pieces into the mousse.
  6. Spoon the mousse into glasses or cups. It will set on its own. Sprinkle more toffee bits on top for garnish.
  7. 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.

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    This looks to die for. I’m a huge coffee fan, but combining toffee and coffee is heavenly! Thank you for sharing, Mir.

    1. Mir

      SO addictive, Erin!

  2. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I so relate to falling in love with things I have cooked up in my kitchen…and I can definitely see how this mousse would fall into that category. YUM. Pinning! Happy Tuesday, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      You too, Kate. Hope you had a great long weekend!

  3. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    Your brothers are so lucky to have you to make mousse for them! I’ve only made white chocolate mousse and that was like 15 years ago!!! I have to start making it again. The first batch will have to be this one 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Mousse is the best. It’s also such a cool dessert in hot weather!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I think I would want to marry this mousse, too! This type of dessert is one of those dishes that I hardly ever have, but absolutely love. The combination of mocha and toffee sounds SO incredible! Just what I need on this Tuesday morning!
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    1. Mir

      I’d like it for breakfast too, Gayle!

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    hahha, love this! and yes, I believe that a good dessert, this mocha toffee mousse in this case, can make everyone happy for sure! I’ve cut down to one cup of coffee a day . . but still need another one in the afternoons sometimes. . I wish I didn’t drink coffee but now I can’t seem to give it up! Hope you guys had a great holiday weekend!

    1. Mir

      That’s why I never started with the coffee. My mom is totally addicted and I didn’t want that. But then I get really tired, so this mousse is a compromise!

  6. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    This mousse sounds perfect! I think I want to marry it too!! Love the mocha toffee flavor, two of my favs!
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    1. Mir

      Two of mine, too!

  7. Amanda

    As much as I like my morning cup of coffee, I’d much rather start my day with a big bowl of this! I didn’t discover the joys of homemade mousse until about ten years ago. I need to make up for lost time!
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    1. Mir

      It’s pure joy, Amanda!

  8. Mary Frances

    The mousee looks amazing!! Great combination of toffee and coffee 🙂

    1. Mir

      Coffee and toffee are so happy together!

  9. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Mmmmm – I’m imagining mocha flavor, toffee bits and wedding bells….
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    1. Mir

      Wedding bells are ringing!

  10. Keri @ Fashionable Foods

    I’m a huge mousse fan and this one looks incredible! I just love chocolate and coffee together and that addition of toffee sounds heavenly!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Keri! It’s the best combo!

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