Easy Chocolate Kahlua Mousse

Chocolate Mousse is one of my favorite desserts. While the internet is full of all kinds of different ways to make a mousse, I wanted one that I could whip up in a matter of minutes…no fussing with eggs or thermometers.  So I did a little experimenting to see if I could find a quick and easy, but still decadent and delicious recipe.   This particular recipe is one where I used Kahlua blended into the chocolate. I loved the finished product, but you could substitute any liqueur you happen to like…think Grand Marnier, Chambord, Drambuie.  You could also use different chocolate.  If you prefer milk chocolate, by all means use it.  I happen to be a fan of dark chocolate, but in the end, I favored the outcome of the dark mixed with semisweet.  I love the combination of orange and chocolate, so next time I think I’ll try using the Lindt Orange Chocolate bar mixed with dark chocolate and use Grand Marnier as the liqueur.  The possibilities are limitless, so have fun!

Easy Chocolate Kahlua Mousse

Easy Chocolate Kahlua Mousse

Serves 8 (small bowls)

Printable Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • raspberries, shaved chocolate, or other garnishes if desired

Preparation:

Combine chocolate and Kahlua in heatproof bowl (I use a stainless steel mixing bowl) and set over a pot of simmering water.  Stir until smooth, remove from heat and let cool.
In chilled mixing bowl, whip cream only until you see soft peaks starting to form.  It’s important that you do NOT whip anymore!  You don’t want the cream to be stiff, but rather soft and silky.  Gently fold the cooled chocolate mixture into the cream until well combined.  Spoon into small bowls, and top with some shaved chocolate and a raspberry if desired.

Liz’s Cooking Tidbits:

If you’re entertaining and want to produce a little “Wow” factor, try putting the mousse into a ziploc bag, snipping off a corner and piping it into your bowl.  If you happen to have a cake decorating tip, use that in the cut out corner of your bag.  It makes for a pretty presentation.  🙂
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